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Rabbit Ear, origami and creative code
"Rabbit Ear is a creative coding javascript library for designing origami."

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software  origami  folding  classideas  foreden  computation  geometry  javascript  programming 
june 2018 by robertogreco
Bistable Behavior of the Cylindrical... (PDF Download Available)
"Abstract: The deployment of a cylinder based on origami with Kresling pattern, whose basic mechanisms are formed by the buckling of a thin cylindrical shell under torsional loading, is studied in this paper. The model consists of identical triangular panels with cyclic symmetry and has a small displacement internal inextensional mechanism. First, geometric formulation of the design problem is presented. Then, assuming that the deployment and folding process is uniform, the bistable behavior of the cylinder is discussed. It can be found that, during the deployment, the dimensionless strain energy increases first and then reduces to zero but followed by another sharp increase. Moreover, the limit condition of geometry parameters for the bistable phenomenon is also discussed. Finally, the bistable behavior is also studied by using numerical simulations for simple and more complex case of the cylinder with multistory. The numerical results agree well with the analytical predictions. Therefore, comparisons with finite element predictions have shown that the analytical solutions given in this paper are accurate and have validated the assumptions made in the derivations."

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folding  origami  classideas 
may 2018 by robertogreco
ABEER SEIKALY: Structural Fabric Weaves Tent Shelters into Communities
"Human life throughout history has developed in alternating waves of migration and settlement. The movement of people across the earth led to the discovery of new territories as well as the creation of new communities among strangers forming towns, cities, and nations. Navigating this duality between exploration and settlement, movement and stillness is a fundamental essence of what it means to be human.

In the aftermath of global wars and natural disasters, the world has witnessed the displacement of millions of people across continents. Refugees seeking shelter from disasters carry from their homes what they can and resettle in unknown lands, often starting with nothing but a tent to call home. “Weaving a home” reexamines the traditional architectural concept of tent shelters by creating a technical, structural fabric that expands to enclose and contracts for mobility while providing the comforts of contemporary life (heat, running water, electricity, storage, etc.)

Design is supposed to give form to a gap in people’s needs. This lightweight, mobile, structural fabric could potentially close the gap between need and desire as people metaphorically weave their lives back together, physically weaving their built environment into a place both new and familiar, transient and rooted, private and connected. In this space, the refugees find a place to pause from their turbulent worlds, a place to weave the tapestry of their new lives. They weave their shelter into home."
glvo  housing  textiles  fabric  via:steelemaley  abeerseikaly  folding  weaving  origami  tents  portability  mobility  shelters 
september 2015 by robertogreco
Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool! : NPR
"It's now possible to print electronic circuits on a flat sheet of paper. So if you use some clever folding techniques (based on the ancient art of paper folding called origami), you can fold these sheets into useful structures — maybe a crab-shaped robot that could scuttle across the floor, or a swan-shaped robot that could really fly.

The problem is, it takes a long time for humans to make all the necessary folds in these flat sheets.

"Our goal then," Felton says, "was to try to make them fold themselves in order to save time." So he and his colleagues attached a tiny microprocessor to the paper that tells each hinge when to fold into place.

To actually accomplish the fold, the engineers use a child's toy called Shrinky Dinks. These are sheets made from elastic, shape memory polymers that shrink by about half when you heat them up. You attach the Shrinky Dink to the paper, and when the microprocessor wants to execute a particular fold, it turns on a tiny electronic heater that's printed on the paper, causing the Shrinky Dink to shrink.

"And this, in turn, pulls on the paper," Felton says, "causing the paper to fold."

He's now working on tiny, bug-size folding robots made not with paper and Shrinky Dinks but with aluminum foil and shrink-wrap. He also sees a day when there may be printable spacecraft, sent into space as flat sheets, only to fold up into something useful when they reach their target."
robots  2014  robotics  paper  folding  shrinkydinks  origami 
august 2014 by robertogreco
yingxi zhou folds facet bag series using origami shapes
"the ‘facet’ line of bags by maryland-based designer yingxi zhou consist of angular structures that are influenced by origami forms. the malleable shapes are made from maple veneers and fabrics to create a series that is well-suited for storage and shipping when folded, and serve as a useful geometric container when not. each of the pieces from the range can be broken down to lie flat, and the fashion accessories are also available in a variety of different colors and sizes."
yingxizhou  bags  origami  foldable  folding  glvo 
april 2014 by robertogreco
make architects folds prefabricated origami kiosks in london
"two prefabricated retail kiosk have been opened to the public at london canary wharf’s ice sculpting festival. designed by make architects, the unique structures are based on the folded concept of origami with hinged aluminium panels that allow the unit to expand and contract like a fan. when closed the geometric form of the kiosks is expressed as a compact, sculptural box that can be transformed and expanded during use. the lightweight design was tested and prefabricated off-site, before being easily transported to canary wharf via lorry."
architecture  origami  folding  foldable  kiosks  2014 
february 2014 by robertogreco
Fold the Flock | The Passenger Pigeon Origami Project

Fold the Flock is an initiative of The Lost Bird Project, an arts-based environmental non-profit that connects people more deeply with the earth through art. We believe that art can touch each of us in a way that ideas and intellect alone cannot. It is our hope that Fold the Flock will encourage further projects and increase sensitivity to the plight of endangered species.


The goal of Fold the Flock is to symbolically recreate a Passenger Pigeon flock. We have designed an origami pattern for the Passenger Pigeon that is available in printed and downloadable formats. A single-sided origami pattern can be downloaded from our website. A double-sided color printed version can be purchased here."
srg  origami  animals  extinction  art  environment 
february 2014 by robertogreco - enjoy origami online - YouTube
"This channel is all about paperfolding! No matter whether you're totally new to origami, or are a passionate origami enthusiast already, this channel is for you.

Once a month I upload a video that demonstrates how to fold an origami models. The complexity of the models rangesfrom simple to quite advanced.

Every once in a while I also do giveaways for various origami-related stuff - such as books, papers, or gift certificates for various online origami shops. Finally, for that extra bit of fun I occasionally also post time lapses of complex projects I've completed, so you can enjoy hours of folding in a couple of minutes.

I'm always open to suggestions for models you'd like me to demonstrate next. So do get in touch with me and I'll see what I can do.

And with that: happy folding!"


"Origami Tessellation Instructions: Water Bomb Tessellation (Eric Gjerde)"

"Origami Instructions: Wobbling Wall of Nine Cubes (Heinz Strobl)" ]
saraadams  video  origami  folding  paper  folds 
december 2013 by robertogreco
The Handheld Mathematics of Geometer Ron Resch
"Visionary applied geometer Ron Resch, who passed away in 2012, is the subject of the incredible documentary embedded above, that, while by no means new (it was produced back in the grainy days of 1970) seemed worth posting here. Over the course of its more than 40 minutes of mind-altering geometry and material experimentation, we watch Resch unfold, stretch, expand, and play with a mind-boggling wizardry of handmade models that seem to be blink in and out of the ordinary world.

Less structures, in a sense, than experimental prototypes anticipating some of the advanced geometric models of today's most high-powered graphics packages, Resch's models were supremely functional, spatially bewildering, and totally, totally awesome.

In many ways it seems oddly short-sighted of the world that Resch's work would, in the end, be most remarkable for resembling children's toys—from folding snakes to Rubik's cubes—rather than kicking off a brave new world of weird, inter-dimensional furniture and shapeshifting buildings that Resch's work implied would be only a few years away.

A Reschian city of expanding arches and pinched, fractal canopies, where walls become structures and whole neighborhoods are just by-products of massive contraptions, would be a delirious thing to live within, and Resch himself always had his eye on the architectural implications of his work.

In the film embedded above, for example, he describes a waffled, geometrically complex surface that, when combined with sound-absorbing materials, would make an ideal acoustic wall for dampening sound and enhancing privacy. Resch himself was constantly working on new forms of self-supporting origami that might someday pass for buildings.

In any case, the whole film is worth watching—but get yourself a stack of paper before you begin, because you'll be itching to fold your own mathematical shapes and infinite surfaces in no time."

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geometry  origami  ronresch  folds  folding  paper  structure  2013  geoffmanaugh  math  mathematics  design  architecture  triangles 
december 2013 by robertogreco
Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian on Vimeo
"Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian's work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales.

An MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy, Shlian divides his time between teaching at the University of Michigan, mocking up new-fangled packaging options for billion dollar blue-chips, and creating some of the most inspiring paper art around.

Ghostly teamed up with the Ann Arbor-based photographer and videographer Jakob Skogheim, to produce this feature short, which combines interview and time-lapse footage of Shlian creating several stunning new pieces."

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matthewschlian  folding  paper  packaging  sculpture  design  art  origami  math  spatialrelations 
december 2013 by robertogreco
▶ Miura-Ori Origami Tessellation Tutorial - YouTube
folding  paper  glvo  miura-ori  origami  miurafold  folds  fabric  miura  triangles  pauljackson  ericgjerde  classideas  miuraori 
december 2013 by robertogreco
Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion | strictlypaper
"Enfaltung, which in german harbors many meanings: unfold, expand or develop, is the basis of this Master’s thesis project created by german native Jule Waible for her Design Products program at the Royal College of Art. This series features a yellow dress that transformes its shape dependent upon the movement of the body, a green expandable accordion styled bag and an orange umbrella which all use a style referred to as origami tessellation. It is exactly that in which it describes along with the magic of the source of her inspiration, Mary Poppin’s enchanted bag. “Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing,” she writes. “My response is to use folding as part of my design process.”"

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fashion  wearable  folding  fabric  textiles  origami  glvo  wearables  design  triangles 
december 2013 by robertogreco
makoto orisaki: 'or-ita' rotary cardboard cutter blade - part 1
"makoto orisaki has developed 'or-ita', a special shaped blade which fits inside any rotary cutter. with this tool one can perforate cardboard or any other dull material, and then fold it just like paper, sculpting the chosen medium in their own way. the young japanese designer has created a limited edition of these self-made cutter blades, which he is selling in order to earn enough money to start mass producing them.

using this new tool, six designers have created three-dimensional works made of cardboard, demonstrating the blade's capabilities. the have been presented in an exhibition entitled 'cardboard high', curated by designboom friend eizo okada (publisher of, and was on show at claska gallery&shop in tokyo, during tokyo designtide 2010."
cardboard  origami  design  tools  craft  folding  makotoorisaki 
december 2010 by robertogreco
The Expanded Field
"life & architecture research & inspiration... --------------------------------------------------- architecture thesis sp 2009 : Black Mountain Redux. The Black Mountain College paradigm, with roots in the Bauhaus and branches in a utopian ideal, was neither infallible nor oblivious, and its primary commitment was to maintaining a vital and responsive atmosphere for personal and collective growth. The shared space, scalar intimacy and de-institutionalized conditions that supported BMC’s activity in the mid-century were catalysts for a dynamic and reciprocal spatial engagement, a physical dialogue with space. Could today’s embodiment of BMC cultivate this relationship further? Could the space of learning itself become a generative component, an operative medium?"
architecture  origami  thesis  blogs  blackmountaincollege  design  jennymyers  experimental  bmc 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Disaster: Post-Apocalyptic Housing that Doesn't Look Like Bunkers
"After a massive earthquake hit central China in May, the government pledged to create 1.5 million temporary homes for people whose houses had been destroyed. Designer Ming Tang came up with the idea to create some of these shelters out of bamboo crafted in collapsible, geometric shapes. Each home can be reconfigured quickly and moved vast distances efficiently. You can see more of his ideas for how these light, temporary homes might deployed in the next disaster. Inspired by origami, these designs highlight the way a simple set of bamboo structures can be assembled in many ways and then covered over with tarp or other tent material to create a simple, effective shelter that could house families and groups of varying sizes."
architecture  design  dystopia  post-apocalyptic  homes  housing  origami  sciencefiction  scifi 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Robert Lang folds way-new origami | Video on
"Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami -- using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful."
math  origami  art  robertlang  science  technology  ted  physics  classideas  software 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Apple - Science - Profiles - Robert J. Lang: The Art and Science of Paper Folding
"A physicist with more than 40 patents to his credit would seem to have his career clearly mapped out. But Robert J. Lang’s first love is…folding paper. One of the world’s foremost artists in origami—Japanese paper folding—Lang creates creatures
origami  mac  apple  science  physics  art  robertlang 
january 2008 by robertogreco
PingMag - Transformable Architecture [Chuck Hoberman]
On the way to his current exhibit at the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery, the inventor made a quick stop in Tokyo for an impressive presentation at, you guessed it, Pecha Kucha. PingMag wanted to know all about transformable architecture!
design  architecture  engineering  toys  transformation  geometry  kinetic  origami  sculpture  chuckhoberman  pingmag 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Into the Fold
"Physicist Robert Lang has taken the ancient art of origami to new dimensions"
origami  design  physics  math  japan  crafts  culture  robertlang 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Folding under pressure (that's an old origami joke) (
"Lang's creations are truly astounding, almost to the point of being magical, because the comparison of the finished product to a flat, uncut sheet of paper is so dissonant."
art  design  japan  math  origami  paper  physics  robertlang 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Crease Patterns
"The origami crease pattern has an ancient history, going back to the very beginnings of origami itself. Before there were step-by-step diagrams, there were crease patterns, which served, variously, as a guide to the folder, and as decorative item form in itself. Even today, the fold-dyed paper known as itajime-washi reveals its initial crease pattern whether folded, flat, or however used. Today, however, they provide a glimpse into the mind of the origami creator, whether you are an origami artist seeking to replicate (or approximate, or build upon, or go beyond) another's work, or simply an aficionado of pattern, form, symmetry, and/or beauty. The sections linked from this page provide an entree into the world of origami crease patterns, whatever your interest or motivation.

• Crease Patterns as Art — Since the beginning of the technical revolution in the world of origami in the 1960s, the rapidly growing complexity of origami crease patterns has made them interesting and beautiful as standalone artworks. This page shows some of my own explorations into artistic crease patterns since the turn of the new millenium.

• Crease Patterns for Folders — To a small, but growing, number of origami artists, crease patterns can serve as something more than a hint, less than a guide, for how to fold a figure. If you're interested in getting into crease patterns, this page contains some thoughts and useful links.

• Crease Pattern Gallery — Forget the discussion, just show me the crease patterns! This page contains a gallery of all crease patterns on the site, along with the folded works that they correspond to."
animals  art  paper  origami  howto  design  crafts  culture  geometry  sculpture  visualization  robertlang  folding 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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