Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Self-template Modular Designs
 
Self-template modular designs are designs where the modules are used to help fold each other prior to assembly or as assembly progresses. I invented this technique for myself and do not know of any designs of this kind by other folders. They may, of course, exist.
 
 
 
  Name: The Octagonal Wreath

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997.

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

 
  Name: Kite Pattern Rhombic Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 24 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

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

 
  Name: Kite Pattern Triacontahedon

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 60 modules from custom rectangles using golden rectangle folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

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