Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Modular Designs from Silver Rectangles
 
Polyhedra, Nolids and Planar Forms, Action Modulars, Modular Sculptures and Macromodular Sculptures
 
Polyhedra
 
  Name: Lesser Rhombic Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2017.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: The Rhombic Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 mirror-image modules folded from silver rectangles. Several methods possible.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1996.

Diagrams: From dopuble bronze rectangle in Mathematical Origami - Tarquin Publications - ISBN 1-899618-18-X.

 
  Name: The Square Base Rhombic Pyramid

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2017.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Rhombic Pyramid

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Hexahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 3 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date:

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Rhombic Octahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date:

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Reoriented Rhombic Octahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules in 2 mirror image sets from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Rhombic Hexahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules in 2 mirror image sets from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2004.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Skew Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules in 2 mirror image sets from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2004.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Hexakaidecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 8 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules in 2 mirror image sets from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2017.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Icosahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 10 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules in 2 mirror image sets from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2017.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Twin Deltahedral Dodecahedra - convertible design. The design pictured is the inverse of the nolid tetrahedron.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988 and 2017.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Brill, 1980s.

Diagrams: In Brilliant Origami - David Brill - Japan Publications 1996 - ISBN 0870408968.

 
  Name: Rhombic Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 Nick Robinson rhombic parallelogram modules from silver rectangles .

Designer / Date: Nick Robinson, 1986.

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami - David Mitchell - Tarquin 1997 - ISBN 189961818X.

 
  Name: Rhombic Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 rhombic triangle modules from silver rectangles .

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2004.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  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: Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedron (6-part)

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from silver rectangles .

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

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

 
  Name: Six Intersecting Rhombic Tetrahedra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 36 modules of two different kinds, all folded from silver rectangles, 12 tubes and 24 joining pieces.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
Nolids and Planar Forms
 
  Name: Nolid Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988 / Ian Harrison.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Skeletal Cube or Nolid Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from silver rectangles .

Designer / Date: David Brill, 1980s.

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami - David Mitchell - Tarquin 1997 - ISBN 189961818X

 
  Name: Nolid Cube with Two Nolid Tetrahedra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 30 modules, of two kinds, all folded from silver rectangles, to David Brill's Nolid Cube.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002. Based on a previous design by Ian Harrison.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Six Interpenetrating Planes in a Cube

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 30 modules, of two kinds, all folded from silver rectangles, to David Brill's Nolid Cube.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
Action Modulars
 
  Name: Elite Flexicube

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Colour-Change Collapsible Cube - begins as a square section tube which can be twisted and collapsed to create an odd-looking cube. The cube will squash flat sideways and can be manipulated in the palm of the hand to cycle through all four coloured faces in turn.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

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

 
  Name: Rotating Ring of 8 Rhombic Tetrahedra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami - David Mitchell - Tarquin 1997 - ISBN 189961818X.

 
Modular Sculptures
 
  Name: Thingamy

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

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

 
  Name: Three-Way Brick - can be linked into other similar bricks in all three directions. A rhombic dodecahedron from which twelve small rhombic pyramids have been removed.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules in two sets of six from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1996.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Decorative Rhombic Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding a 6-part cladding to David Brill's Skeletal (or Nolid) Cube, which is itself made from 12 modules. All modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: In Mathematical Origami - Tarquin Publications - ISBN 1-899618-18-X

 
  Name: Artifact

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from silver rectangles .

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

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

 
  Name: Waterbombic Dodecahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 3 modules from double silver rectangle strips.

Designer / Date: David Brill, 1980's.

Diagrams: In Brilliant Origami - David Brill - Japan Publications 1996 - ISBN 0870408968.

 
  Name: Elite

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1991.

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

 
  Name: Elite 2

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 24 modules from silver rectangles applied as a cladding to ZYX. ZYX is made from 12 modules folded from silver rectangles using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Darkstar

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Stargate

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made from 5 Artifact macromodules linked together with 15 joining pieces folded from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995..

Diagrams: In Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5.

 
  Name: Nexus

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by linking 20 Artifact macromodules together with 60 joining pieces folded from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
Macromodular Designs from Silver Rectangles
 
  Name: Ring of Elites - 5 Elites linked by joining pieces. A ball of 20 Elites is also possible.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Ring of Elite 2s - 5 Elite 2s linked by joining pieces. A ball of 20 Elite 2s is also possible.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Stargate - 5 Artifacts linked by joining pieces.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

Diagrams: In Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5

 
  Name: Nexus - 20 Artifacts linked by joining pieces.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: The Elite Hypercube - made by combining 20 Elite or Elite2 macro-modules using joining pieces.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: All modules and joining pieces folded from silver rectangles.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1991.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams for the Elite version are available on the Modular Designs page of this site. Diagrams for the Elite 2 version are not yet available.