Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Modular Adaptations
 
Modular adaptations are modular designs created by tweaking, or repurposing, traditional single-sheet or modular paperfolds.

I very much like this way of designing. It makes me feel connected to those, often unknown and unremembered, paperfolders who first pioneered the exploration of what folding paper can do.

 
 
 
  Name: Masu Cube - Cube made by combining four traditional Masu. An example of a Four Box Cuboid or Cube.

Paper shape / type: Square paper of any kind.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005.

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

 
  Name: Magazine Cover Box Cuboid - Cuboid made by combining four of the shorter, broader version of the Magazine cover Box. An example of a Four Box Cuboid or Cube.

Paper shape / type: Square paper of any kind.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005.

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

 
  Name: The Photo Frame Cube - version of the Playing Card Cube which has pockets at the corner of each face into which the corners of photographs, windmill base or blintzed windmill base designs etc can be inserted. Proportions can easily be varied. See also Yakkosan Cube below.

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2018.

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