Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Tetrahedra
 
Polyhedra
 
  Name: Simple Tetrahedra - tetrahedral versions of the Business Card Cube design.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 mirror-image modules from squares (as in picture) or any other rectangles using various folding geometries.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2016. Design similar to, but not consciously based on a design for a tree Ornament by Molly Kahn in The Origamian Vol 7 Issue 4 of Winter 1967.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Mirror-Image Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 mirror-image modules from various paper or cardboard shapes using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997.

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

 
  Name: Striped Mirror-Image Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 mirror-image 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.

 
  Name: Quartetra

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from hexagons. 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988.

Diagrams: Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6.

 
  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: Open-frame Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from rectangular strips. 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Francis Ow and Tomoko Fuse, both in the 1980's.

Diagrams:

 
  Name: Kite-pattern Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 Abe or Terada modules from bronze triangles or the equivalent geometry embedded in squares. 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: Hisashi Abe / Norishige Terada / Tomoko Fuse, all probably in the 1980's.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Reptile Kite-pattern Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 Reptile modules from squares using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997.

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

 
  Name: Equilateral Pattern Tetrahedron

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules from silver rectangles using both standard and 60/30 degree folding geometry (though other rectangles of similar proportions could be used since the natural geometry of the silver rectangle is not utilised).

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: British Origami Society Convention Pack Spring 1992.