I’ve made the square 3d tessellated origami model as well as the waterbomb corrugated model before and they are really fascinating. I’m working trying to figure out how these could be made at a large scale with different materials. I was curious if you had any thoughts or have come across projects that deal with the problem of the joint. Because paper can act as the rigid surface and the joint its not a problem, but at a larger scale with rigid panels made out of wood or metal the jointing and structure is my major problem right now. I’d love any advice you have or projects to look at.
Hi digigami. Translating into other materials is an interesting challenge. I found it useful to make models in foamboard – so the hinge is either on one side or the other. The challenge is then to figure out the correct pattern of offsets (which can be tricky). I did this with the waterbomb pattern here:
Some of the other patterns should be possible with a bit of work.
The other thing to bear in mind is that many of these folding patterns actually rely on a very slight twisting of the panels, which becomes more of an issue in other materials.
your work is amazing, i am in final year of architecture. my thesis project is based on transformable structures. can u please help demonstrate how u made that second last model that transforms to a frame of a cube…plzzzzzzzz