LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers
 
LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers
jan 21, 2010

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

giant digital origami tigers at the forecourt to customs house, sydney by LAVA

commissioned by customs house, sydney to raise awareness about the endangered status of tigers in this the year of the tiger, giant origami tigers were designed by international firm LAVA (laboratory for visionary architecture).

the tigers are the size of a truck at 2.5 metres high and 7 metres long yet weigh only 200kgs and use fully recyclable materials, aluminium and barrisol. low energy LED lighting brings the sculptures to life.

‘we also believe that humour belongs to architecture, too, and so the tigers are playing soccer to kick off the FIFA world cup starting later this year,’ – chris bosse, australian director of LAVA

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers the tigers unfolded

LAVA: crouching digital origami tigers

giant digital origami tigers 11 february – 14 march 2010 customs house 1 alfred street, circular quay

  • these type of schemes have a habit of not looking like the renders…
    guessing its their first project?

    just saying...
  • Amazing I love them! Where can I buy one?

    Sandy
  • I want to have one!

    rosa
  • the dragons are, of course, hidden.

    matt
  • seems it is missing tabs to stick part on the unfolded layout

    pierre

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