mathematically complex origami

August 28, 2006 at 5:12 pm 1 comment

Folded model of the 6x1x5 polypolyhedron named Makalu.
Don’t write off origami–it’s not just a kid’s playtoy anymore! Employing mathematical concepts, construction logic, and even computational software, turning a flat surface into a 3-dimensional object can be a complex endeavor.

Folded model of the 20x1x3 polypolyhedron named K2.

Robert Lang’s complex origami site is rich in images and scientific diagrams, including instructions to make the shapes he made above. Below are more recognizable origami shapes, along with the diagrams on how the sheet was creased to achieve the results…


fiddler crab

cooper’s hawk


Entry filed under: construction technique.

Paper Toys Eva Hesse

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. jeyanth  |  April 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    not nice


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