Stage Origami Stage Design

Stage Origami

Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico brings us this cool use of Coroplast.

For their congregation’s 13th Anniversary Conference they wanted to do something that would look elegant and provide a good setting for worship sets. They had a limited budget, so they needed to reuse every material that they could in a smart way.

They used 6 Coroplast 4’x8’ sheets that they already had from previous projects, cutting them to shape with a utility knife and scoring in the middle, halfway up, to fold and give a tapered effect that would produce some shadows for a tridimensional effect. For the framing, they used 1-5/8” steel studs, configuring forms that would project the Coroplast shapes 12” to the front, alternating top and bottom projections with middle projections. Then they fixed the frames to the existing backwall. They have been using steel studs in their recent projects because they are a lightweight material, easy to work with and reusable on-and-on for many applications.

Lighting brought the final touch, producing interesting shades on the angled faces, giving depth to the Coroplast configuration. They used LED par cans and 6 LED linear wash lights to achieve the lighting effect.

(6) White Coroplast Sheets
(47) 1-5/8”Steel Studs
Drywall Screws
Flat Black Paint

Coroplast sheets were reused from past designs, so they spent about $150 on steel studs and paint.

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19 responses to Stage Origami

  1. Love this! it is so modern and clean!

  2. Unreal!! This is soo cool!!

  3. How much stage space did this occupy?

    • Hi Cody! This was made with 4’x8′ chloroplast panels in a vertical configuration (refer to second picture). We used 6 panels with the same geometry (alternating directions and projections), separation between panels is 6″ and the projections are 12″. So, I would say that it is 26′-6″ wide, 8′ tall and 12″ deep. I hope this helps. Blessings!!!

  4. yah thats very unique I love it.

  5. I love it!! Fresh and original. I think this has won me over for our next stage design.

  6. Would you be willing to share the Sketchup drawing? I would be so grateful if you would be willing to email it and share dimensions.

  7. Really outstanding! The idea of working with metal studs is brilliant – easy to cut and screw together and strong and lightweight when connected. Brilliant! Thanks so much for the idea!

  8. Would you be willing to share the Sketchup drawing? I would be so grateful if you would be willing to email it and share dimensions.

  9. Beautiful stage design kindly share dimensions to my email address
    Much appreciated . God bless your talent.

  10. Very beautiful stage design. I would love to have the dimensions. My email address Much appreciated. God bless you.

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