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Origamic Architecture, pop-up cards and other kirigami.

Origamic Architecture, pop-up cards and other kirigami.
Origamic architecture (OA) and pop-up cards are a type of kirigami. When compared to paper snowflakes, these paper art forms are like the “extreme sports” of kirigami. Kirigami Cut-Outs Most people will remember kirigami as the paper snowflakes made by school-aged children. However, you can cut paper to form masks, animal silhouettes, logos, and coat-of-arms. If you have the patience and tools, the possibilities are endless. [Photo by Marivi] Origamic Architecture and Pop-Up Cards OA was developed by Masahiro Chatani in the 1980’s (read bio). have published many books on how to make these amazing creations. Most origamic architecture designs are viewed when the paper is open half way (90° angle). Other Paper Arts There are many artists who create dazzling designs by cutting paper. Check out this lampshade made by Peter Ayres. As one might expect, artists who can do one form of paper cutting can usually do the other forms. Related:  KirigamiKirigami - Tutorials & Patterns (In English)origami

Baud and Bui | Origamic Architecture Kirigami Cards for Free ! At the beginning Origamic Architecture is a paper folding and cutting art created in the early 80's by Masahiro Chatani (a Japanese architect). It consists of a simple sheet of paper that the artist cuts and folds to create a pop-up shape as the card is opened. The OA cards frequently represent famous buildings or geometrical figures but there are many other possibilities. M.Chatani and Keiko Nakazawa have published many of early books on this Art. L'Architecture Origamique est un art du pliage-découpage initié au début des années 80 par Masahiro Chatani (un architecte japonais). Featured | Coup de Projecteur IDEES CADEAUXBASIC POP-UPde Jean-Charles Trebbi - aux editions Eyrolles Ce manuel d'initiation a pour but d'apprendre au lecteur "la grammaire" du pliage et de la découpe afin qu'il puisse créer soi-même ses pop-up. Before getting started If you need help or more info, go to the Tips and Tricks section. Si vous avez besoin d'aide ou de plus d'info, allez à la section Trucs et Astuces.

Kirigami is an art form where paper is folded & cut to create beautiful designs. Kirigami is similar to origami in that it is a form of paper art. The major difference is that in origami, you fold paper whereas in kirigami, you fold and cut paper. In the United States, the term "kirigami" was coined by Florence Temko. She used the word kirigami in the title of her book, Kirigami, the Creative Art of Papercutting, 1962. The book was so successful that the word kirigami was accepted as the name for the art of paper cutting. In Japan, the word kirigami had been in use for a long time because "kiru” means to cut, and “gami” means paper. Paper Snowflakes Most people will remember kirigami as a way to make paper snowflakes. Real snowflakes have six-fold symmetry too. how to make a paper snowflake Problem: it’s spring and it just doesn’t feel right to make snowflakes in the glorious growing season. Cutting paper snowflakes is fun, but if you don’t want to use scissors, you don't have to. Beyond Simple Snowflakes Some artists can make extremely elaborate kirigami patterns.

10 top origami websites Recently, I ‘ve added ‘Links I like’ in the right bar. In this post you’ll find some more information about my first ‘10 top’. To keep this list from being too long, I’ll change it regularly and this page… I guess it will grow and grow as long as there are enthusiastic orgamists on the web. 1. A website about the work and the person of the French origami artist Eric Joisel (deceased in 2010.) 2. Also French, the best origami-shop I know. 3. If I want to know in which book a particular model can be found or if a book is worth buying. 4. Blog by Saadya Sternberg in which he writes about his own work: sculptural origami. 5.Happy folding Great website by Sara Adams featuring more than 100 excellent instructional videos in which Sara explains and shows how to fold a model step by step. 6. Bernie Peyton is an origami master and biologist who worked with endangered species in the Andes, Peru. 7. A blog platform for origami designers to show their own models and also to post articles. 8. Wow!

★ Origamic Architecture Instructions & Free Kirigami Templates ★ Architectural origami is the art of paper cutting to create 3D buildings – from just one sheet of paper! The designs range from the simple to the exceptionally intricate, and the subject matter can be anything from a whole city to a famous landmark or even your own house. This page will focus on 90° pop-up buildings and detailed shapes, where the 3D design emerges and is fully visible when the paper is folded to an angle of 90 degrees. That means that this technique is well suited to making impressive pop-up cards as well – although you won’t be mass producing these for all your colleagues at Christmas (unless you start in January!) Below you will find inspirational examples of origami artist’s work, advice for creating your own artwork, plus free online downloads. If the lines are straight, use a steel ruler alongside your craft knife to get neat, perfectly straight cuts.

Origami - How to Make Origami Origami Modular Spinning Top Folding Instructions Origami modular spinning top is a fun and easy modular toy. It really spins nicely when thrown. You can watch the video at the end of the page to see it in action. Another unique feature of this origami is that it requires 7 unit and forms a heptagon (7-sided shape) when completed! Made this origami? Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) square origami paper, color side down. Fold paper in half on the horizontal diagonal axis. Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 2: Fold the top layer A-B down to A-C. Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 3: Fold point A to point D. Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 4: Fold the top layer down as shown below. Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 5: Now, fold the top layer down again like in Step 4. This completes one unit. Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 6: Repeat Steps 1 to 5 and make a total of 7 units. Origami Modular Spinning Top Step 7: Watch the video below for the assembly and also to see how it spins!

Origamic Architecture: Stunning Sculptures Cut Out of Paper In the Japanese paperfolding art of origami, cutting the paper is frowned upon. But in 1981, Masahiro Chatani, professor of Architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology proved that papercutting could indeed produce stunning pieces of art. Along with his colleague Keiko Nakazawa, Chatani developed Origamic Architecture, a variation of kirigami (itself a variation of origami where cuts were allowed), where you only needed an X-acto knife and a ruler to create complex 3-dimensional structures out of a single sheet of paper. Origamic Architecture sculptures range from (the relatively simple) geometric patterns to famous buildings' facades. Simple cuts can result in stunning geometric shapes - from Gerry Stormer's gallery (click the artist's name for more): Stairs to Paradise by Gerry Stormer (Photo: Carl Uetz) Diagonal Steps by Gerry Stormer (Photo: Carl Uetz) From the master himself, Masahiro Chatani's origamic architecture creations: By Ingrid Siliakus, based on Escher's Cycle (comparison)

Star Books Tutorial Ya-hoo! Thanks for all the compliments and requests for a tutorial. YOU ALL ROCK! This is my first tutorial, so advance apologies for the wordiness and any confusion! Supplies Needed:*paper (I typically use 8.5 x 11 resume paper – it’s thicker than regular paper, comes in light colors, and yet is still quite fold-able)* paperboard (a spent cereal box or poster board works well)* decorative paper (mulberry paper or velveteen paper are my favorites, but almost anything works!) Step 1: Cut your squares One sheet of 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper will give you 4 4 ¼ inch squares, with a little bookmark chunk leftover. When I get supplies for my class, I buy a bunch of colored resume paper from Kinko’s and then I have THEM chop it into perfect little squares using their big chopping machine. Step 2: Fold your squares Select either 5 or 6 squares for the pages of your book. Fold the square in half, then open it, rotate 90 degrees and fold in half and open it again so that your folds look like a cross.

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★ Pop-Up Cards | Mechanisms & Templates for Free | DIY Instructions for Beginners ★ As a beginner to pop-ups, the V-fold and box fold techniques are likely to be the ones you will be using most. Here is a list of the most common mechanisms used in pop-up creation: - V-Folds: These can be cut and folded directly into the main piece of card, or can be created by adding an additional section of card for the pop-up shape. V-folds are very versatile and are where, simply enough, a V shape is created with the pop-up section. - Box folds (also called Interval Stands or Layers): These are created with vertical or horizontal folds and cuts in order to produce 3D box shapes. - Mouth folds: Mostly used to create the effect of an opening and closing mouth. - Tabs and Slots: This is a slightly more complicated mechanism which you can add onto a card to produce a sliding movement. - An X Mechanism: Created by cutting slits into two identical shapes so that they may then slot together, and then placing this ‘X’ onto a box mechanism on the base card.

Make A Star Outline From A Piece Of Paper This page explains how to cut a star outline from a piece of paper. The first few steps are the same as the instructions to fold a perfect 5-pointed star. How to Cut a Star Outline Take a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper and fold it in half.Fold in half again to mark the quarter-way point. Unfold.Bring the bottom left corner to the quarter-way mark at the right edge of the paper.Fold the bottom right corner over-top the left edge.Fold the bottom right over-top the left side one more time. You will get a pizza shape.Cut a wedge out of the bottom of the pizza shape: cut from bottom right up towards top left.