3D Floorplan


Photo by Kaisa Niidas

Photo by Kaisa Niidas

Unfinished model

Unfinished model

The making of the model

The making of the model

October 2010

A 3-dimensional floorplan of my house, made from one cut and folded sheet of paper.

Keywords: pop-up design, papercraft

I was organising a games night at my house which potentially included games like 'sardines', when it suddenly struck me how odd the layout of our house was. I could draw a map to help people get around, but why not go the whole hog and make a model?

I did a few freehand drawings and cut them out to get a rough idea of proportions. Once that was down I drew a fresh design with a ruler and started to assemble the model - surprisingly it only took me one go to get it right! The paper was the thickest I had on hand but still it succumbed to warping after a couple of hours.

Needless to say the game of 'sardines' was a hit.


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