Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
4-part Modular Designs
 
Flat Designs
 
  Name: 1-fold Coaster - probably the simplest possible modular origami design.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver triangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

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

 
  Name: Rotor Coaster - a 2 fold design..

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver triangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

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

 
  Name: Spiral Coaster - a 3-fold design.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver triangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

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

 
  Name: Ad Infinitum - an endlessly revolving toy

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

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

 
  Name: New Year Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997. Tomoko Fuse has produced an essentially similar design and may have creative priority.

Diagrams: In the British Origami Society Convention Pack for Spring 1997.

 
  Name: Ring of 16 Squares

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Wayne Brown, c1982.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
3D Designs
 
  Name: The Eureka Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988.

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

 
  Name: 2 into 1 - a modular assembly puzzle.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Diagrams: Diagrams can be found in Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6.

 
  Name: Silveroctahedron - will also flatten and pop back into shape, hence also Pop-up Silveroctahedron. Can be made from many different parallelogram modules such as Sonobe, Corner-pocket Sonobe and Letterbox modules.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 sets of 2 mirror-image parallelogram modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989 and 2016.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Devious Devices page of this site.

 
  Name: 4Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from 2x1 rectangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

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

 
  Name: The Butterfly Tetracube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry. The modules which are first combined in pairs then woven together to create the form. There are two ways to connect a pair of modules. The weave will only work if the two pairs of modules are connected in different ways.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2003.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: The Striped Mirror-Image Octahedron - can be made from Abe or Terada modules or from the equivalent designs embedded in squares.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry:

Designer / Date: Modules - Various. Assembly - David Mitchell, 2003.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: The Square Base Rhombic Pyramid

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2017.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Rhombic Octahedron (4-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: Not yet available.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Reoriented Rhombic Octahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules in 2 mirror image sets from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Mirror-Image Cuboctahedra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 sets of 2 mirror-image modules folded from bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry, which will go together in two different ways to create the twin designs pictured here.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Colour-Change Collapsible Cube - begins as a square section tube which can be twisted and collapsed to create an odd-looking cube. The cube will squash flat sideways and can be manipulated in the palm of the hand to cycle through all four coloured faces in turn.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

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

 
  Name: Rotating Ring of 8 Rhombic Tetrahedra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami - David Mitchell - Tarquin 1997 - ISBN 189961818X.

 
  Name: Truncated Tetrahedron (4-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Octahedron (4-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules folded from double bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Truncated Octahedron (4-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Snub Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules folded from bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: Not yet available.