Miniature Model Houses on Paper by Charles Young
Miniature Μodel Houses
Charles Young is an artist who holds an architectural degree. His main technique is to create miniature model houses and the raw material is the paper. “Making models out of paper was something that I started doing at university.” Young explains. “After graduating, I found that it was a quick and simple way to make something every day”.
Young currently works on the four-colour combination. His main ingredient is a 200gsm watercolour paper. He uses an inkjet printer to print an A5 paper. Each colour takes up a quarter of the sheet. “This limits the amount of material I use and makes sure that I keep each piece to roughly the same size.” Charles describes the process. “I usually have a rough idea of what I’m going to make before I start, and the clearer that idea is, the better it comes out“. The result are these wonderful printed paper models.
He has completed a package of 108 combination displayed on CODA Paper Art 2021 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. However, this project is far from concluded. “I’m also now aware that there is a second volume of the colour dictionary, so there are plenty of pieces still to come.” he explains. Apart from the four-colour project, Young also works with other pattenrs including the three- and two-colour combinations.
Charles Young holds an Architecture degree from Edinburgh College of Art. However, he never became an architect, rather he became an artist and animator, involving deeply to the world of papercraft. “Inspiration for my work comes from all kinds of sources, existing buildings, things I read or illustrations in books but sometimes an idea is hard to trace and it’s not always clear where it originated.” Young explains in an interview. He has exhibited his work in several places, including the NEoN Digital Arts festival and the 15th International Architecture Exhibition. Miniature model houses are marvelous. The result is impressive. Enjoy.