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Archimedean Solids 

There
are thirteen Archimedean solids, the truncated
tetrahedron, the cuboctahedron, the truncated cube, the
truncated octahedron, the rhombicuboctahedron, the great
rhombicuboctahedron, the snub cube, the
icosidodecahedron, the truncated dodecahedron, the
truncated icosahedron, the rhombicosidodecahedron, the
great rhombicosidodecahedron and, finally, the snub
dodecahedron. I have not made versions of all of these,
although it should, of course, be possible to do so.
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. In modular origami
Archimedean solids are often modelled with some of their
faces, usually, although not always, the triangular ones,
indented. This technique helps to keep the number of
modules required to a minimum.


Truncated
Tetrahedra 



Name: Truncated Tetrahedron
(2part)  a large proportion of the
surface of this consists of just a single layer
of paper, yet the design is stable, rigid and
reasonably strong. Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 2 modules from bronze
rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Truncated Tetrahedron
(4part) Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 4 modules from bronze rectangles using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Truncated Tetrahedron
(6part) Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 6 modules from bronze rectangles using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



Cuboctahedra 



Name: MirrorImage
Cuboctahedra Modules / Paper
shape / Folding geometry: 2 sets of 2
mirrorimage modules folded from bronze
rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry,
which will go together in two different ways to
create the twin designs pictured here.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



Truncated
Cubes 



Name: Truncated
Cube (6 part)  version of Paul
Jackson's Cube. Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 6 modules folded from squares using
standard folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 1990.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Truncated
Cube Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 12 modules from silver rectangles.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2006.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



Truncated
Octahedra 



Name: Truncated Octahedron
(4part) Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 4 modules from bronze rectangles using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Truncated Tetrahedron
(8part) Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 8 modules from bronze rectangles using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



Snub
Cubes 



Name: Snub
Cube Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 4 modules folded from bronze rectangles
using 60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



Icosidodecahedra 



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



Truncated
Icosahedra 



Name: Truncated Icosahedron
(10part) Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 10 modules from bronze rectangles using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.





Name: Truncated Tetrahedron
(20part) Modules / Paper shape / Folding
geometry: 20 modules from bronze rectangles using
60/30 degree folding geometry.
Designer /
Date: David Mitchell, 2000.
Reference:
Diagrams:
Not yet available.



