Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Silverhedra
 
Silverhedra is the term I use to describe polyhedral forms whose faces are right angle isosceles, or silver, triangles.

Decorative silverhedra can be made by reconfiguring many modules that can be used to make decorative cubes. Only a few of these decorative possibilities are included on this page.

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.

 
Silverhexahedra
 
  Name: The Letterbox Hexahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 3 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987.

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

 
  Name: The Sonobe Delta Hexahedron can be made by combining three Sonobe delta modules.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 3 triangle modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell,

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: The Zeta Hexahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 3 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Diagrams: In Building with Butterflies - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-7-0.

 
Silveroctahedra
 
  Name: Silveroctahedron - will also flatten and pop back into shape, hence also Pop-up Silveroctahedron. Can be made from many different parallelogram modules such as Sonobe, Corner-pocket Sonobe and Letterbox modules.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 sets of 2 mirror-image parallelogram modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989 and 2016.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Devious Devices page of this site.

 
8-point Stubby Stars
 
  Name: 4Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from 2x1 rectangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

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

 
  Name: The Sonobe 6-part 8-point Stubby Star / Convertible Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry. Stubby Stars made from larger numbers of modules are also possible.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, early 1990s.

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

 
  Name: The Sonobe Beta 12-part 8-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012.

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

 
  Name: The Letterbox Alpha 8-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

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

 
  Name: The Banded 8-point Star

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from symmetric, asymmetric or doubly assymetric banded modules folded from various paper shapes.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001.

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

 
  Name: Spiral Cluster 48

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From 12 compound modules, each of which is made from 4 modules folded from squares of paper using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999.

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

 
20-point Stubby Stars
 
  Name: The Sonobe Beta 20-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012.

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

 
  Name: The Letterbox Alpha 20-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

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

 
  Name: The Letterbox Beta 20-point Stubby Star - many decorative variants are possible.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012.

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

 
  Name: The Banded 20-point, or just the Banded Star - a 20-point Stubby Star surrounded by under and overlapping bands of colour which are integral to the structural modules.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 30 symmetric, asymmetric or doubly assymetric banded modules folded from various paper shapes.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001.

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

 
  Name: Spiral Cluster 120

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: From 30 compound modules, each of which is made from 4 modules folded from squares of paper using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999.

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