Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Gallery of Macromodular Sculpture
Macromodular sculptures are second generation modular designs built by combining complete first generation modular assemblies into larger structures either with, or without, the use of joining or separating pieces.

My macromodular sculptures are intended to be partnership art, a concept that expresses the partnership that often exists in origami/paperfolding between the designer, who first conceptualises and defines the design, and the folder, who realises one expression of it at one particular point in time, so that both contribute in equal partnership to the finished work.

Many of these designs are explained in my book Building with Butterflies.

Further details of the designs pictured below can be found here.

Alpha Pyramids   Tower of Columbus Cubes   Tower of Columbus Cuboids
Columbus Pyramid   Tower of Tetracubes   Leaning Tower
Crooked Tower   Tower of Octahedra   Octahedral Pyramid
Helterskelter   Icarus Tower   Treesnake
Mothership   Temple of the Winds   Ring of 5 Elites
Stargate   Nexus