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We are FoldHaus.

We build experiences that are both poetic and robotic. Our art balances the modern tension between technology and nature, using engineering and design to bring origami to life, and bring community together.

Photograph by Rene Smith

 
 
 
 
 

ART WORKS

RadiaLumia   (2018) A geodesic sphere, five-stories tall, and covered with a breathing skin of origami shells and radiant spikes. The shells open and close in response to visitors' interactions inside. RadiaLumia premiered at Burning Man 2018.   Photograph by Steve Moore   [ See more ]

RadiaLumia (2018)
A geodesic sphere, five-stories tall, and covered with a breathing skin of origami shells and radiant spikes. The shells open and close in response to visitors' interactions inside. RadiaLumia premiered at Burning Man 2018.

Photograph by Steve Moore

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Shrumen Lumen   (2016) Five large-scale Origami mushrooms that morph into different shapes when activated by visitors. Currently at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio for the exhibition  No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,   as well as part of the  LUMENous GARDEN  at Pacific Place in Hong Kong, China.   Photograph by Rene Smith   [ See more ]

Shrumen Lumen (2016)
Five large-scale Origami mushrooms that morph into different shapes when activated by visitors. Currently at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio for the exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, as well as part of the LUMENous GARDEN at Pacific Place in Hong Kong, China.

Photograph by Rene Smith

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Blumen Lumen   (2014) A garden of eleven kinetic flowers that bloom when people are near them, and shine their colors when the sun goes down. Most flowers are now part of a private collection; one flower is on display as part of the  LUMENous GARDEN  at Pacific Place in Hong Kong, China.   Photograph by Rachel Roberts   [ See more ]

Blumen Lumen (2014)
A garden of eleven kinetic flowers that bloom when people are near them, and shine their colors when the sun goes down. Most flowers are now part of a private collection; one flower is on display as part of the LUMENous GARDEN at Pacific Place in Hong Kong, China.

Photograph by Rachel Roberts

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Yurt   (2010) A foldable and airy shade structure that was FoldHaus' first piece created for for Burning Man and became the foundation of its future art works.   (more details coming soon)

Yurt (2010)
A foldable and airy shade structure that was FoldHaus' first piece created for for Burning Man and became the foundation of its future art works.

(more details coming soon)

 

RadiaLumia, our latest piece, is a five-stories tall structure, covered by undulating origami shells. Inspired by radiolaria, a tiny protozoa with intricate mineral skeletons that covered the desert thousands of years ago, it brings back a little piece of what lived on the Playa when it was once the sea floor.  

 

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