Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Dodecahedra
 
Polyhedra
 
  Name: Dodecahedron (6-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from 2x1 rectangles using mock platinum folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Jun Maekawa, 1980s.

Diagrams: In Origami for the Connoisseur - Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama - Japan Publications 1987 - ISBN 087040670.

 
  Name: Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Brill, 1980s.

Diagrams: In Brilliant Origami - David Brill - Japan Publications 1996 - ISBN 0870408968.

 
  Name: Dodecahedron - not particularly robust.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules in sets of male/female pairs from squares using mock platinum folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1996.

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami - Tarquin Publications - ISBN 1-899618-18-X.

 
  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 but probably 1970s. This design is sometimes also attributed to Lewis Simon.

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

 
  Name: Dodecahedron with Windows aka Open Frame Dodecahedron.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: Version from silver rectangles used in the alternative orientation to the picture in Mathematical Origami - Tarquin Publications - ISBN 1-899618-18-X.

 
  Name: 30-part Dodecahedron

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

Designer / Date: Tomoko Fuse, 1983.

Diagrams: Unit Origami - Pleasure of the New World, Chikuma,1983.

 
  Name: 12-part Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules arranged in six compound pairs. Clever but complicated folding sequence.

Designer / Date: Tomoko Fuse, 1983.

Diagrams: Unit Origami - Pleasure of the New World, Chikuma,1983.

 
  Name: Decorative Dodecahedron 1

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

Designer / Date: Tomoko Fuse, 1983.

Diagrams: Unit Origami - Pleasure of the New World, Chikuma,1983.

 
  Name: Decorative Dodecahedron 2

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

Designer / Date: Tomoko Fuse, 1983.

Diagrams: Photo only in Unit Origami - Pleasure of the New World, Chikuma,1983.

 
  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.

 
Modular Sculptures
 
  Name: Apollo 20 or just Apollo - a pierced decorative dodecahedron.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 20 modules from hexagons or double bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Odyssey

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 30 strengtheners to a 30 module Cube-Corner Dodecahedron. Strengtheners from silver rectangles, other modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015.

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