Friday, 21 June 2013

Back to the book

I’ve been working on the ruined village book structure, mainly thumbnails working out where the doors and windows should go and what is going to be inside the ‘rooms’. I don’t want to make a model so it doesn’t have to work architecturally. I’m trying to get the feel of a maze of interconnecting streets.

I initially thought I’d make it circular but without a front and back cover (so you can just go round and round) but this means you can’t have the corners of the rooms and streets all open at 90 degrees at the same time.  I’ve been playing at placing the folded sheets together in different combinations but these are more difficult to fold down into one structure. 

Think I’ll start the painting for the separate pages and work the rest out as I go along.


  1. Jac, If you fold a square in four and cut one of the quarters out, folding the remaining bottom one on the diagonal and then sticking it to the top left you can make a hinged box affair that can open to a 3D room. If you use no more than four of these structures they can all be open at the same time showing your architecture. I'm sure you'll find the best way forward whatever you do. It intrigues me and I love reading about the thinking process.

  2. I have really enjoyed reading about what you're trying to achieve and following the possibilities of how you might get there. And then Lesley's comment did my brain in because it is late here and I got lost on the folds; but I am sure like her, that your explorations will find you the right solution.


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