There are wooden uprights with grooves up each side into which the edges of the card panels slot. Between each layer of uprights and panels (ie each storey) is interposed a frameword of wooden slats. These have half-cutouts which allow them to slot together into a square pattern rather like the card dividers in a box of wine glasses. The points where they cross fit into the tops and bottoms of the uprights. The ends of the uprights having two cross slots which line up with the grooves up the side.
Small card pieces with tongues to fit into the grooves are place in the frame under each wall panel and jut out at right angles. Depending on shape these either provide a string course or balcony. Further shaped card parts allow for gabled roofs.
The ends of the cross slats stick out from the side of the building so grooved wooden parts, rather like buttresses, are provided to slot over them.
|category||other construction methods|
|materials||wood, card, cellophane (sometimes)|
|made by||L'Edifice, Paris, France|
picture of contents and manual cover on Richard Craycroft's site.