Wordless Story: Laser-Cut Book Speaks Volumes via Space


The experience of homes is all about the interior, yet most architectural models depict primarily (or exclusively) the exterior. Commissioned and published by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this book shares its stories in empty voids rather than words or ink.

Edge-bound, laser-sliced white pages crisply depict a series of sections spanning from wall to wall (and trim to trim) through the artist’s home, showing details without just omitting words but also in the absence of ┬átone or color (relying on depth, light and shadow instead).

Like a classic children’s popup book, the result is interactive and engaging, and shows a side rarely seen in single drawings, renderings or physically-modeled spaces. Concept by Olafur Eliasson (Design by Michael Heimann & Claudia Baulesch)

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