Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
30-part Modular Designs
 
  Name: The Penultimate Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Robert Neale. Date of creation unknown. This design is sometimes also attributed to Lewis Simon.

Diagrams: In Practical and Decorative Origami - Jay Ansill - Cassell 1992 - ISBN 03047341479.

 
  Name: Open Frame Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from rectangles using silver folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: From silver rectangles in Mathematical Origami - Tarquin Publications - ISBN 1-899618-18-X.

 
  Name: Star Decorative Ball

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Hachiro Kamata, 1980s.

Diagrams: In Origami: The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding - Rick Beech - Lorenz Books (Anness Publishing) - ISBN 0754807827.

 
  Name: Star Contrast Ball

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1991.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Valle di Natale

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Silvane Betti Mamino, 1980s.

Diagrams: In the British Origami Society convention pack for Spring 1989.

 
  Name: Skeletal Icosahedron or Nolid Icosahedron - a development of David Brill's Skeletal Cube arrived at by folding the modules from golden rectangles rather than the silver rectangles of the original design.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from golden rectangles.

Designer / Date: Kunihiko Kasahara, 1980s.

Diagrams: In Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama's 'Origami for The Connoisseur' - Japan publications 1987 - ISBN 0-87040-670-1.

 
  Name: Skeletal Dodecahedron or Nolid Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Electra 30 or just Electra - a pierced decorative icosidodecahedron.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using mock platinum folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4 // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Gemini 30 or just Gemini - a decorative icosidodecahedron.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4.

 
  Name: Aurora

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4.

 
  Name: Proteus 30, or just Proteus - a decorative pierced icosidodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4.

 
  Name: Ariadne 30, or just, Ariadne - a 20-point Stubby Star to which the metamorphosis 1 distortion has been applied.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Phaedra30 or just Phaedra - a decorative variation of Ariadne.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Spiky Star (30-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from 2x1 rectangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Vulcan 30 or just Vulcan - a decorative pierced icosahedron.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from a custom rectangle using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Stella Nova 30 or just Stella Nova

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from a custom rectangle using 60/30 degree folding geometry, although they can also be folded from 4x1 rectangles with only a small loss of elegance.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Stella Nova Duo 30 or just Stella Nova Duo

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from a custom rectangle using 60/30 degree folding geometry, although they can also be folded from 4x1 rectangles with only a small loss of elegance.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Pierced Snub Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry

Designer / Date: Tung Ken Lam

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Four Octahedra - can be seen as being composed of either four stacked nolid octahedra or six interpenetrating 2x1 rectangles.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by linking together 4 Robert Neale's Octahedra with six joining pieces. All modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995 and 2016.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Five Intersecting Tetrahedra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from 3x1 rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Tom Hull, 1990s. The open-frame tetrahedron used as a macro-module in this design was independently discovered by both Francis Ow and Tomoko Fuse in the 1980s.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Zigzag 30 or just Zigzag - a simplification of Sappho.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012.

Diagrams: In Paper Crystals (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-9-4.

 
  Name: Rosebud Icosahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014.

Diagrams: Not yet available.