Paper structure project help for school! Ideas?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by stevey500, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    Hey !

    I am in an Arts Institute school in salt lake city.
    For my design class I was just assigned as a group to make a structure:

    the following rules:

    ONLY
    Elmers Glue
    Matboard for the base.
    Black/White paper.

    Needs to be at least 12"/12"/12" L/W/H

    We decided, maybe we should make an interactive Labyrinth game...

    Something that in the end when it's done, it looks kick-a and functions/or at least LOOKS like it functions as a labyrinth game (where you roll the ball from the beginning to the other end through a maze by tilting the base)

    any suggestions? drawings? illustrations?

    any help is totally appreciated!

    You will be credited !

    We're just attempting to do something "out of this world" something quite intense.



    We have 1 week from this post.

    thanks guys!
    appreciation is absolute!

    -steve
     
  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    how about a 12x12x12 cube :p

    But seriously, how about a 4x4x4 cube inside a 12x12x12 cube. Imagine an outer cube with a 4" hole on each side and then join them to the 4x4x4 solid cube in the centre.
    Or if you want to be really clever how about a cube with steps going inwards to the smaller 'cube'

    It's not as easy as it sounds to make :)
     
  3. stevey500 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    o0o... that is intense! thanks man! I will surely put that on the "For sure consider" list!

    i was just told that it actually has to be something "inhabitable".. so that should twist things up!
     
  4. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    Ok a box can be inhabitable :)
    Just make a door or side open although it might be a bit difficult to live in a 12x12x12 size shape :p
     
  5. DigiCatRedux macrumors member

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    http://www.worldofescher.com/gallery/

    This should be good for some ideas of environments one could inhabit & get lost in. "Relativity" was always one of my favorites.

    Maybe you could add little trees & other miniatures to populate the labyrinth out of paper. Another idea is to decorate the structure, so depending on the observers viewpoint, an image might be formed out of the 3 dimensional mass when looked at just the right way. (anamorphic illusion).

    Some examples of that here:
    http://www.geckoandfly.com/2007/04/13/optical-illusion-by-shigeo-fukuda/

    http://kostasvoyatzis.wordpress.com...viewfelice-varini-at-demisch-danant-new-york/

    That might spark things up a bit!
    Good luck on your project - and have fun with it!
     
  6. ertemplin macrumors newbie

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    keep in mind that two pieces of paper are stronger than one, but one piece looks better.
     
  7. Kwill macrumors 68000

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    I think S. Jobs already did this a few of times. The successful one still stands in New York.
     
  8. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    what out of paper :p
     

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