It’s undeniable, the massive influence that architect Frank Lloyd Wright has had on the world. To commemorate his contributions to architecture and design, there’s been an extended celebration of his 150th birthday at renowned institutions like the MoMA. But if you'd like a more hands-on approach to appreciate the scope of his work, you now have the chance to construct some of Wright's most iconic buildings. A new book called Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models features 14 structures you can recreate through cutting and paper folding.
Paper engineer Marc Hagan-Guirey is the mastermind behind these models, which use the Japanese art of kirigami to produce their soft, ghost-like forms. A variation of origami, kirigami includes elements of both cutting and folding in its designs. The combination of approaches allow for intricate and precise paper structures.
For Paper Models, there’s step-by-step photographic instructions on how to make these buildings. In addition, the book includes outlined templates that tell you where to fold and cut; some of the more detailed areas are already die cut for your convenience. You need just an X-Acto knife, cutting mat, and straight edge to get started. Once you’re done, famous structures like Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum are revealed and ready for display in your home.
Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models will be on sale starting July 25, 2017. It’s now available for preorder through Amazon.