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Origami house archetypal night lamp

Origami house archetypal night lamp
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Image by Mammaoca2008
These days for reasons related to one of my jobs, I’m working hard about the concept of archetypes… and this is obviously reflecting on my origami. The question is if alphabetized cultures are going back (or not) to pictograms… having a look to our desktops it seems they are, and, not knowing a thing about Mr. Jung, this… for a graphic designer leads to another question… which is the best icon for anything? It should be the one icon that better express the concept using the minimum number of elements: a circle for the sun, a triangle for a mountain and so on. At AIGA the complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols they developed is available for all to use free of charge and in addition they suggest to visit very interesting Noun Project and this should make origamists think about the links between pictograms and simple origami and of course diagrams… anyway… I’m thinking these days to the noun for house… and working about it I understood the archetype for house must have a roof… so we have a rectangle and a triangle. And if, until now I worked out the idea only in paper… architect Aires Mateus did it for real. The idea of roof is quite interesting at least in italian… we have for house the word casa… which come from latin… greek… and finally from ancient sanskrit "ska" (to cover)… that’s why in english there’s the word sky… Anyway… I designed this other archetypal house to fold… I looked in the web if there was something similar before publish it… it’s very simple you know. I did not find the same house but a very similar concept as far as I can understand from the picture is here. Also I found a place where for 5€ (!) they sell 50 A4 sheets of elephant hide in 3 different shade of brown… I learnt it is called "pergamino" in italian … and this discover I hope will be very useful for me in the future. I tested my model in my pergamino paper and one of my kids added a light… and finally I added the umbrella took from Nounproject…. raindrops are my design ;-) … that’s the function of the house… to cover… and also this will be very useful to explain the concept of maximum slope… the lamp could be a solar led light … so it is also sustainable… and this will make a great night lamp… I wish you this week to find the noun :-)

11 Responses to “Origami house archetypal night lamp”

  • Foglienere:

    che bel lavoro!

  • Magic Fingaz:


  • esli24:

    It’s beautyful!

  • Rui.Roda:

    Very nice idea!!

  • Sassigami:

    Some great thinking going on :) Nice deal you got on the paper too. Love the little ‘light’ house :)

  • Mammaoca2008:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/37709691@N05] grazie grazie!!! Trovato?
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/51093189@N08] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/77986725@N07] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08] Many many many thanks!!!! :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/36719697@N02] I’m thinking about making many with different design on… hanging from somewhere… maybe xmas tree minilights could work for the purpose… thanks a lot!

  • Katrin Ray:

    I love it Simona! And the elegant simple design, and the umbrella with raindrops – nicely done all together and photographed too! And I really enjoyed your writing!
    Thank you for your wish :-)

  • Mammaoca2008:

    Thanks a lot Katrin… we are working about some different pattern… we took a pause because actually my light designer and project partner is working hard to a circus show he will have on saturday night (he’s a juggler/jumper) but after that he’ll be free to work with me again ;-)

  • Ilian Gogic:

    Wow!!Great idea!!

  • Mammaoca2008:

    many many thanks!

  • RabbitWho:

    used here: catsinbras.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/night-sketches-beneat… thanks for giving it a creative commons license!

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