Architects Stickyline have created a range of paper helmets shaped like iconic buildings from the Hong Kong skyline.
They selected buildings flanking Victoria Harbour including (left to right above) the Cultural Centre, Space Museum, International Finance Centre, HSBC Headquarters and the Convention and Exhibition Centre, then folded each one from brightly coloured sheets of paper.
Stickyline created the helmets as part of the deTour 2011 design event in Hong Kong from 25 November to 11 December.
Here's some more information from Stickyline:
Let’s put on the architectural structures of Hong Kong and join city’s massive party!
On this international island where culture, economy, finance, and tourism converge, a metropolis has been created. Architectural structures created continue to exist in this city. Yet, in a way, they are masked as we do not pay much attention to them as we hustle past them each day. These structures give us both a sense of familiarity and strangeness as they have become part of our lives without our recognition.
“Masked creature” uncovers the architectural buildings of Hong Kong and reconstructs the outline of the Victoria Harbour. Using paper as the medium, the architectural structures along the Victoria Harbor are reconstructed and transformed into paper helmets for us to put on.
This whole new approach, which connects the people with the structures, enables us to acquire a better understanding of our beautiful city.
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