Super Colossal

DIY Pet Architecture

Tuesday, 20th May 2008

I found this fantastic book last weekend at Ariel:

pet architecture origami

Unable to read Japanese, any background to this publication remains mysterious. There are however two URLs in the book that lead to a small amount of information -
One points to some kind of baseball field/publishing house(?) the other to another publisher’s site. I think. Anyway, this is not important, other than to repeat the words we find here:

What you see above isn’t a virtual-reality image created on a computer. It’s a ‘Fotomo’ — a three-dimensional object you can pick up and hold in your hand.”

Fans of Pet Architecture - Atelier Bow Wow’s study of Tokyo’s vernacular architecture - will find instant gratification here. It is essentially a do it yourself model making kit for that excellent piece of research. There are street scenes, tiny buildings, crowded corners, a photomart, vending machines.

So, Sunday night in front of the telly was spent making up a couple of the scenes. There are still a whole lot to make, so I might try to post more next week…

This link to the Japanese Amazon store will lead you to similar books in the series that you can buy.

pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami


pet architecture origami