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Origamic Architecture Instructions & Free Kirigami Templates

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. After saving the free templates to your computer, print them out and cut and fold along the lines. If the lines are straight, use a steel ruler alongside your craft knife to get neat, perfectly straight cuts.

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Miniature Art on Toilet Paper Rolls by Anastasia Elias “I cut the small paper shapes that I stick inside the toilet paper rolls. I use tweezers to manipulate the paper shapes. I select the paper of the same color as [ad300] the roll. It gives the illusion that the paper figures make part of the roll. 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.

14 Useful Sites on Paper Folding Instructions and Origami Tutorials Origami is the art of paper folding which originated in Japan in the 17th century. It is now very popular even outside Japan. The term comes from the Japanese word ori meaning “folding” and gami (kami) meaning “paper.” In Memoriam: Lubna Agha – Artist in White - Blog - Islamic Arts Magazine In February this year, a retrospective of art by Lubna Agha was featured at the Gardiner Art Gallery on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. An outstanding exhibition featuring many of her recent paintings, it would be Lubna’s last. Lubna passed away May 6 at her home in Boston, Massachusetts. The artist Lubna Agha / Courtesy of Yusuf Agha How to Make Pop Ups How to Make Pop Up Cards and Books A series of lessons to help you learn the basic mechanisms of pop up card and pop up book construction. Lesson 1: The Box

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. It's like 3-D pop-up greeting cards, but much, much more complex. While looking at the examples below, keep this in mind: everything's done with the simple cuts of the knife.

Polyhedra Origami (from one sheet) This page is dedicated to origami polyhedra - paper polyhedron models made from a single sheet of paper. These include 3D geometric shapes such as cubes, tetrahedrons, pyramids and more. Polyhedra made with a single sheet of paper is somewhat more rare and difficult to fold; most are the crease-and-collapse type. In contrast, origami polyhedra made using many sheets of paper is quite abundant. 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.

Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example unit from modular origami that is both easy to fold and compatible for constructing a large variety of models. Below are a few models that are easy to make using this unit. Cube

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