It feels like I’m getting a handle on what newspaper as a material can and can’t do. With that in mind I’m planning to try something I’m pretty sure it will struggle with. High forces do bad things to newspaper joints, but there must be a way around this problem – and it might lie in reducing the self-weight of the structure.

By optimising members thickness and strength, I’m sure I can build a sculpture  that will support it’s own weight – but look like it shouldn’t. A few sketch models are below – like most of the Paper Project designs it’ll almost certainly get build in cocktail sticks first…

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