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Paper Snake 종이 뱀
A winding origami-inspired structure in the shape of a snake with not a single side that is parallelsymmetrical to the other. The architect, to a structure that would blend in with the forest, developed a material that he calls paper honeycomb. The lightweight, durable material that allows light to go through is made by ing a 3mm-thick piece of paper inside two 40mm-thick FRP panels. To minimize damage to the forest, the architect avoided using concrete. Instead, he chose to set up a 200mm-wide plastic bundle on top of which he fixed the panels with glue. As such, the architect confessed that one of the hardest part of the work was finding a good adhesive. Kenko Kuma defines 20th century as the age of concrete, where architecture has lost its diversity become standardized due to the wide usage of concrete worldwide. Kuma finds that, ironically, concrete, which cannot be reversed once it hardens, is representative of the instability of 20th century society.