Origami Blog → Origamic Architecture 08/03/09
We will be introducing you one of the modern Origami type’s, Origamic Architecture. Origamic Architecture is a technique which Origami and Krigami (paper cutting art) are combined to make a 3d shape. As it is usually inspired by architecture, it is named like that. As an example to Origamic Architecture we made a card using Taj Mahal template.
It was Prof.Masahiro Chatani (茶谷正洋) ,one of the associate member of Tokto Technology Institute, first came up with Origamic Architecture idea. Prof. Chatani has a lot of books written.
According to Origamic folds, it is divided into four types of folding groups; “0°”,“90°”,“180°“ve “360°”.
- “0°”: There is no folding. It is formed of cut pieces on top of each other. It is widelt used in children’s books.
- “90°”: Most common one. Layers are folded perpendicular to each other. It is also called as Pop-up Origami.
- “180°”: This is made by sticking, cutting or folding the inner pieces after opening up the exterior layers 180°.
- “360°”: This type is made by adding one or more folds and cuts between two layers then opening up the exterior levels 360°. Pineapple and pine conas are good example to this.
You can download the free Taj Mahal template from here . After saving it to your computer you can print it and cut out the black lines. Do mountain fold for red lines and valley fold for blue ones.