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 el 7 Nov 2008 por Marta Reig

Haruki Nakamura’s Paper Engineering

This Japanese artist creates complex geometrical shapes out of folded paper

Paper heart
Paper heart
Paper heart Cube made out of lizard shapes Shell made out of carton Globe made out of paper cones
Haruki Nakamura is an expert in Origami, a Japanese art that consists of creating figures by folding pieces of paper. What’s interesting about Origami is that no glue or staples are used in order to make these figures; they are created using nothing but folds. The folds must be hidden so that the final product will be perfectly seamless, which makes this technique a veritable work of engineering. The resulting figure should be durable and not easily taken apart. It looks difficult, and it is.

Origami figures usually represent geometric shapes, animals or elements of nature such as plants or flowers and they’re made starting with a square or rectangular base that’s folded several times according to a set of instructions.

Eastern philosophy claims Origami is a relaxing activity that helps cultivate calm and patience in those who practice it and that its enthusiasts tend to be patient and skillful people. If you’ve never managed to make a simple paper bird, clearly Origami is not for you.

Kamikara is a paper project for which Haruki Nakamura has created several works such as an enormous shell, a globe made up of various figures, and several animal-shaped dolls.

His paper airplanes are also famous: in just a few simple steps, anyone can create a sturdy, smooth flying airplane. You can take a look here.In his latest work, he’s combined the paper figure with movement. It’s a heart made out of different paper shapes that move and merge together when you hand-crank a handle on the base. Still don’t get it? Better watch the video.

If you liked that one, you’ll find more Nakamura YouTube videos

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