For the book construction component of the project, I extracted the same folding theme derived from the House in Saka by Suppose Design Group. When analyzing the house, I realized a connection between the folding of the exterior wall and the way origami works; both utilize a flat material to create a space within through the means of folding. With that in mind, I chose to focus the cover of my book around the folding and unifying aspect of the exterior wall in the House in Saka. By lightly scoring the mylar, I was able to create bends and creases that transformed the two dimensional cover into a three dimensional object. The idea that the exterior wall completely protects the interior is also reflected within the book in which I created the cover using only one continuous piece of mylar.

For the binding, I chose the traditional Japanese stab stitch with some variation in spacing of the threads. The bottom of the book is stitched in a denser manner as it gradually becomes more spaced, signifying the difference in elevation of the House in Saka as the exterior wall rises from underground to above.

The interior of the book is kept relatively simple and closed off, just as the interior of the House in Saka is from public eye. As depicted in the book deconstruction component, a strong and bulk core is featured in which multiple pages are densely packed in the center. Between the folded cover and the interior pages is a thin flat piece of mylar. This piece was to enhance the interior connection between the inner portion of the surrounding wall and the interior rooms as it introduces the different textures to each other.

Diana Rodriguez

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