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Lada Prkic

Lada Prkic

To Civil Engineers and other hives 02/04/2016

THE POWER OF PAPER šŸŒ‰ Self-supporting and weight-bearing paper bridge created completely out of paper without using any glue, screws, or any other fixings to keep the paper in place. It was built on the principles of traditional stone bridge building methods. The bridge was designed to hold at least its own weight (about 4 tons). ā–ŗ

Lada Prkic
    17/07/2016 #6RAM SINGH NISHAD
    outstanding creation
  2. Lada Prkic
    05/04/2016 #5Lada Prkic
    #4 @Nirjhar Prasun Roy, there is no steel inside. Please see the attached video that shows all phases of the building process.
  3. Nirjhar Prasun Roy
    05/04/2016 #4Nirjhar Prasun Roy
    #1 I think inside the paper wrap there have a steel cage.So all the loads are transferring to ground through that cage.Now tell me the dia of steel used to prepare the cage.
  4. Lada Prkic
    03/04/2016 #3Lada Prkic
    #2 Thanks for comment, @Ken Boddie.. Here is the link to an article with more information about it http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3075622/But-walk-Lake-District-bridge-no-glue-bolts-fixings-22-000-sheets-PAPER.html Iā€™m fascinated with the paper as a building material. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban also pushes the boundaries of what can be done with paper with his cardboard tube structures.
  5. Ken Boddie
    03/04/2016 #2Ken Boddie
    Hi Lada. It's interesting to see paper being used in this unique application. As I was brought up and schooled in UK, I would be interested to find out more about this project and where it was actually built. The video you thoughtfully provided did not have a sound track. Do you have a link to more details?
  6. Lada Prkic
    03/04/2016 #1Lada Prkic
    The bridge was built as a temporary installation by British environmental artist Steve Messam. It only stood for ten days, but it survived heavy rains.