Algorithmic columns

columns6.jpg Computational architect Michael Hansmeyer makes incredibly elaborate columns out of cardboard and wood. Co.Design's John Pavlus writes: "Hansmeyer's column stands nine feet tall, weighs about 2000 pounds, and is made out of 2700 1mm-thin slices of cardboard stacked on top of wooden cores. It contains somewhere between 8 and 16 million polygonal faces -- too complex for even a 3D printer to handle, according to Hansmeyer." The World's Most Complex Architecture: Cardboard Columns With 16 Million Facets [Co.Design via Inhabitat] Columns [Michael's website]