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Core and Cladding Designs
A modular cladding is a complete additional layer of modules that is added to a modular core to create a new overall form which completely conceals the modular core from sight.

It is in the nature of a cladding that while the structure of the cladding is dependent on the existence of the core the two sets of modules are not linked in a one-to-one correspondence in the way that compound modules are.

  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: 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: Kudos

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: Made by adding 60 embellishments in the form of petals, from 2x1 rectangles using standard folding geometry, to a 30 module Sonobe 20-point Stubby Star base.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013.

Diagrams: Not yet available.