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Macromodules
 
Macromodules are complete modular assemblies that can be combined, with or without joining pieces, to create larger macromodular structures.
 
 
 
  Name: Aleph Prism - triangular prism with sunken triangular faces with integral tabs and/or pockets. Macromodule for Aleph Pyramids.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 3 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Reference: 270

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Alpha Prism - triangular prism with sunken triangular faces. Macromodule for Alpha Pyramids and Damocles.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules folded from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Reference: 135

Diagrams: Photo only in Citizen K International magazine Spring 99 // Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0

 
  Name: Artifact. Macromodule for Stargate and Nexus..

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from silver rectanglesusing silver rectangle folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Reference: 056

Diagrams: Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Beta Prism - appears identical to the Alpha Prism but has pockets in different places. Macromodule for Damocles.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometries.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Reference: 136

Diagrams: Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X (called Alternative Alpha Prism) // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0

 
  Name: Borromean Links - improved modular method for Thoki Yenn's Umulius Rectangulum. Will also function as a macromodule.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 12 modules in two sets of 6 from squares using standard folding gemetry. Makes use of division into fifths.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Reference: 058

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available - photo only in Origami: The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding - Rick Beech - Lorenz Books (Anness Publishing) - ISBN 0754807827

 
  Name: Columbus Cube - independently originated version of Paul Jackson's Cube in which one corner has been inverted so that it will stand on a hard surface with the opposite corner pointing upwards. Macromodule for the Columbus Tower, Columbus Pyramid and other designs.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1989.

Reference: 043

Diagrams: Mathematical Origami - Tarquin Publications - ISBN 1-899618-18-X // In Portuguese - Origami matematicos - Republicao - ISBN 972-570-257-3 // Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0 // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Columbus Cuboid - version of the PJ Cuboid in which one corner has been inverted so that it will stand on a hard surface with the opposite corner pointing upwards. Macromodule for the Tower of Columbus Cuboids.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from silver rectangles and 2 modules from squares, all using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015

Reference: 374

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Diamond Prism. Macromodule for Treesnake.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 8 modules, in two sets of 4, from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998

Reference: 155

Diagrams: Photo only in Citizen K International magazine Spring 99 // Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X (as Treesnake macromodule) // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0

 
  Name: Elite: Decorative cuboctahedron. Will also function as a macromodule.

Version 1:

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1991.

Reference: 076

Diagrams: Photo only in Citizen K International magazine Spring 99 // Building with Butterflies (1st Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // On-line diagrams are available on the Modular Designs page of this site.

Version 2: Decorative cuboctahedron. Will also function as a macromodule.

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.

Reference: 076

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Gamma Antiprism. Macromodule for Helterskelter.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 8 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Reference: 179

Diagrams: Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0.

 
  Name: Icarus Cube - winged version of Paul Jackson's Cube. Macromodule for the Icarus Tower.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998.

Reference: 161

Diagrams: Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0.

 
  Name: Interlinking Tetrahedra - tetrahedra that lock together without joining pieces.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Reference: 088

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Tetracube - version of Paul Jackson's Cube in which every alternate corner is inverted. Macromodule for the Tower of Tetracubes.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1990.

Reference: 070

Diagrams: Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0.

 
  Name: Three-quarter Cube - made by adding an extra module to the Half Cube. Macromodule for the Three-quarter Cube Sierpinski Pyramid.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 4 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2016.

Reference: 373

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

 
  Name: Tricorne - truncation of the Zeta Hexahedron. Macromodule for the Leaning Tower.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 6 modules from squares using standard folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998.

Reference: 167

Diagrams: Building with Butterflies - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-1-X // Building with Butterflies (2nd Edition) - Water Trade - ISBN 978-9534774-7-0.

 
  Name: Whatnot - truncation of the 2-part Octahedron. Macromodule for the Leaning Tower.

Modules / Paper shape / Folding geometry: 2 modules from double bronze rectangles using 60/30 degree folding geometry.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2016.

Reference: 582

Diagrams: Not yet available.