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Super Complex Architecture: Cardboard Columns With 16 Million Facets

Michael Hansmeyer uses algorithms invented by Pixar and painstaking handicraft to generate columns with dizzying detail. Hansmeyer developed his concept by taking a traditional Doric column and feeding the form into his computer where his subdivision algorithm could go to work on it.

This cardboard contains somewhere between 8 and 16 million polygonal faces — too complex for even a 3D printer to handle.



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