Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Icosahedra
 
Polyhedra
 
  Name: Icosahedron (5-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 5 modules from squares using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Tomoko Fuse, 1980s.

Diagrams: A version of this design folded from a double bronze rectangle can be found in Mathematical Origami - David Mitchell - Tarquin 1997 - ISBN 189961818X.

 
  Name: Puzzle Icosahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 5 modules from hexagons using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988.

Diagrams:

 
  Name: Mirror-image Icosahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 10 modules in 2 sets of 5 mirror-image versions folded from double bronze rectangles using 60 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

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

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 10 modules in 2 sets of 5 mirror-image versions folded from bronze rectangles or squares using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

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

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  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.

 
Modular Sculptures
 
  Name: Neon

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 30 embellishments in the form of tear-shaped tubes to a 30 module Matrix base. All modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015.

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.

 
Kusudamas
 
  Name: Arcadia or Arcadia90

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 60 embellishments in the form of petals to a 30 module Matrix base. All modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015.

Diagrams: Not yet available.