The Paper Art Garden by Super Nature Design uses concentric circles of CNC die cut paper to frame a white orchid at its centre. The geometric patterns create depth of field and an increase in density that both masks and focalises the plant. The cut-outs also allow for expansion of the garden through the intricate shadows they cast outwards. See more at designboom.

Also using screening as a means of both dividing a space and directing attention is I M Lab’s NYU’ Restaurant in Oderzo, Italy. Laser cut metal panels to the ceiling are moveable to delineate different paths and areas within the restaurant, while the perforations vary in size, the biggest apertures drawing the diner’s eye to the pre-existing Roman archeological features of the building. This duality of concealing and revealing brings drama and intrigue to the space.

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