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3d design and innovation


Geometrical origami follows similar rules to traditional origami, such as there being no cuts, joins, glue etc.
Above are several examples based on my unique ‘clean cube’ design with no creases to the faces, ie not a traditional ‘waterbomb’ fold.
Below are thumbnails with a brief explanation for each.

This is a ‘clean cube’ printed with a ‘gnomonic’ projection of a world map. Holding it between finger and thumb at the north and south poles allows you to rotate it.


This takes my ‘clean cube’ fold, but with one corner partly inverted, or sunken. It can sit in this sunken corner.


This example is similar to the one above, but is fully inverted, so that the corners of the three untouched faces touch the ‘ground’.


This shows several fully sunken cubes stacked.


This shows the same fully sunken cubes arranged into a ‘rosette’.


The next selection are cubic forms from single continuous strips of paper, again manipulated to have sunken corners.


Here, four corners are partially inverted.


Here all eight corners are inverted.


This shows a cube with four corners inverted and ‘reverted’, giving the impression of a cube trapped within.


The next sequence shows a fold developed from the ‘clean cube’ fold. It creates a series of cubic forms from the single sheet of paper – a kind of 3d checkerboard.


A 3d ‘noughts and crosses’ fold.


As above but raising those ‘cubes’ that are sunken in the previous example.


The same fold extended and repeated to create an even more complex fold.