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Origamic Architecture

While easily dismissed as simple pop-ups, Origamic Architecture has a minimalist simplicity that belies the thought and design effort required to achieve both the representation of the subject and the simplicity of that representation.

These templates I have designed myself - initially using pencil and paper and in later stages using a CAD program. The files are PDF format and should fit on A4 and letter sized paper.

Print out or trace onto high-quality cartridge paper or light card and score, then cut out. Ease the folds in the right directions until the model can be firmly pressed shut flat to set the folds. Then open to 90 degrees and stand up. Remember to work so the printed side is at the back (my templates are already reversed for this).

 

  • Bankside Power Station/Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London - PDF file

 

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