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Platonic Solids 

There
are, of course, five platonic solids, the tetrahedron,
cube, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. Details
of other modular origami versions of many of these solids
by other modular paperfolders can be found in the MODE
index on this site. 

Tetrahedra 



Name: MirrorImage
Tetrahedron Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 2 mirrorimage modules
from various paper or cardboard shapes using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 1997.
Diagrams:
From doublebronze rectangles in Mathematical
Origami  Tarquin Publications  ISBN
189961818X.





Name: Striped MirrorImage
Tetrahedron Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 2 mirrorimage Abe or
Terada modules or the equivalent geometry
embedded in squares. 60/30 degree folding
geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2003.
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



Cubes 



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 3Fold Paul Jackson Cube.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2009.
Diagrams:
Online diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.





Name: The Simplex
Cube Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 24 Lshaped Simplex modules from
squares using standard folding geometry. Cubes
made from larger numbers of modules are also
possible.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 1989.
Diagrams:
Online diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.



Octahedra 



Name: Octahedron
(4part) 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.





Icosahedra 



Name: Mirrorimage
Icosahedron Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 10 modules in 2 sets of
5 mirrorimage versions folded from double bronze
rectangles using 60 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 1998.
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Striped
MirrorImage 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 mirrorimage 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.



Dodecahedra 



Name: Mock
Platinum Dodecahedron Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from mock
platinum rectangles.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 1992.
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Dodecahedron
with Windows aka Outline
Dodecahedron. Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 30 modules from
rectangles using silver folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 1989 / Francis Ow, similar
date or possibly earlier.
Diagrams:
Version with larger windows as 'Outline
Dodecahedron' in Mathematical Origami  Tarquin
Publications  ISBN 189961818X // In
Portuguese  Origami matematicos  Republicao 
ISBN 9725702573 // Online diagrams for the
version pictured here are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.



