It seems that houses made of bricks and concrete are now a thing of the past. In the field of architecture, new construction methods are being used every day, from glass to recycled materials and 3D printing.
Charles Young‘s, however, differ from all others in two ways: they’re made of paper and they’re made just to be looked at.
In 2014, paper artist Charles Young started the Paperholm project, beginning by building small houses made of paper. It wasn’t until later, about two years ago, that he began the “Four color houses” project, a series of homes, vehicles and buildings made up of a combination of up to four colors.
The idea for this project was born thanks to the book A Dictionary of Color Combinations by Sanzo Wada, in which you can find combinations of two, three or four colors taken from the world of Japanese design and publishing of the twentieth century.
Charles Young, however, does not limit himself to shaping colored sheets of paper, in fact once finished his compositions he animates them, giving life to these small paper cities, through stop motion animation.
We have selected only a few of his works, but take a tour of his website and follow him on Instagram not to miss all his creations.