Make Your Own is a Stitch initiative that grew from a desire to make housing design proposals accessible to the public through models made out of folded paper. It is a move away from pristine models in glass boxes and towards one that encourages ‘familiarity through touch’. Working with paper, pattern, image and template the simplicity of being able to fold up a combination of plan and elevation to create a 3D object brings a spirit of experimentation for the designer. As a tool, the model becomes an easily accessible description of the proposal, one that invites interaction and further development.
Here is a film showing the process.