1 Building Per Day: Crafting Paperholm, a Working Micro-City

small miniature merry go round

The individual structures are impressive as is the fact that they have moving parts, but their rate of construction is particularly compelling: the man behind this project is creating an additional mini-building each and every day.

animated flyweel gif

micro city animated

Charles Young has an advanced degree from the Edinburgh College of Art where he learned to make models – this project was a challenge to himself to not only remain continuously productive but to continue to improve his craft day by day.

tiny huge building architecture

small water tower rock

small craft paper model

small perched building design

With fresh posts every day, Paperholm represents a growing micro-troplis populated with buildings, buses, cars, planes and trains, the motion of which is animated via gif-formatted images.

micro mini building architecture

mobile mini city parts

tiny architectural crafted models

tiny city builing array

But the movement goes well beyond vehicles and into the realm of rotating radar dishes, spinning flywheels, sliding cranes, opening and closing garage doors and other elements that give this growing urban experiment a sense of life.