Paper Models at the National Building Museum

People Who Live in Paper Houses…

models from the National Building MuseumWe still have not been able to get to Washington DC in a really long time and so we have never had the privilege of visiting the National Building Museum. (Hope to go in 2018!!)

Anyway, one of the current exhibits is a series of eighty – YES 80!! – paper models of architecture from around the world. The models were collected by one person and we are not sure how he displayed them in his own house,  because the 80 models are part of a collection of over 4500 models. They must take up a lot of room.

The donor of the models is David Kemnitzer. There are models from over 50 US states and 57 countries and imaginary ones too. Mr. Kemnitzer is an architect and a collector for over 60 years!

It is fun to see how paper models have been constructed over time and in different cultures. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to visit the US capital city and take a peek yourself.

Meanwhile. Here is the link to the exhibit at the National Building Museum.

And here is a link to download a template to make your own paper model of the National Building Museum, from the National Building Museum.
And another link to some templates to make small paper houses, from