Structural Folding

This is an application of origami on a larger architectural scale. These objects are made from one sheet by folding that can be totally flattened. This rule of “fold-able” and ‘flatten-able” gives a restriction on the possible form. This limitation also contributes to finding unknown forms. Many examples labeled Origami Architecture mimic/approximate a smooth 3D form by dividing the surface into multiple triangles like papier-mâché, therefore these forms cannot achieve the beauty of origami forms or they are gestures to add a new twist to a simple box form. On the contrary our structural origami designs-give 3 dimensions to the patterns we have been investigating using origami itself as the structure, a departure from the simple manipulation of form.