Paperholm, a growing paper city by Charles Young

by Valentina Ieva
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Paperholm began in August 2014 as a daily project by Scottish artist Charles Young. Each object is designed, made, photographed and uploaded every day.  

 

All of the models are made using 200gsm watercolour paper and PVA glue. This method allows for rapid construction and exploration of diverse areas of architecture, pushing the possibilities of this single material.

 

Speaking about the intention behind the project, Young describes his method as allowing for “for rapid construction and exploration of diverse areas of architecture, pushing the possibilities of this single material.”


The project continues as of November 2015 with the construction of a series of new islands, through further daily additions, building up to the exhibition of all of the pieces together as a constructed archipelago for the first time in the Autumn of 2016.

 

 

All images © Charles Young

 

www.paperholm.com

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  • Valentina Ieva

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    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)