Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Minimalist Abstract Modular Designs
 
In minimalist abstract modular origami the designer aims to create an abstract form from modules which aare made using the smallest possible number of folds. Since the modules for many classic designs, such as Paul Jackson's Cube and Robert Neale's Octahedron, which are not considered minimalist, are created using just four active folds, the maximum number of active folds available to create a module for a minimalist design is just three.
 
1- Fold 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.

 
2- Fold Designs
 
  Name: The Two-Fold Cube - a minimalist modular design.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 24 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: 2-Fold Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 8 modules from silver triangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2003.

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

 
  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.

 
3- Fold Designs
 
  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: The Unconventional Cube - a stable cube made from modules created in just three folds and assembled in an irregular way.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry. Modules identical to those of the 3-Fold Paul Jackson Cube.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2009.

Diagrams: Not yet available.