Origami Bijou

Fashioned from a single sheet of silver

Origami Tiger

Cindy Ng

Chinese New Year just passed and it's the year of the rabbit, but I can't help make a post about last year's auspicious animal - the beautiful, bold, and powerful tiger.

It was on display at the Customs House in Sydney, Australia last year for Chinese New Year. The tigers combine ancient lantern making methods with
 digital design and fabrication technology, bringing east and 
west together through tradition and innovation. The big cats are a collaboration between multinational architectural 
practice Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) and Customs House to mark the year of the tiger and raise awareness about the 
endangered status of tigers. The tigers are at 8.5 feet (2.5 metres) high and 23 feet(7 metres) long and weighs approximately 440 pounds and use fully recyclable materials, aluminium and
 barrisol, a new light weight reusable stretch material. Pulsating low energy
 LED lighting brings the sculptures to life.

It's so grand and beautiful, would have loved to see it in person.