02 December 2005

Origami tessellations

Check this link out for more incredibly beautiful and what appear to be complex tessellations, these fractal-like patterns. There are also many more origami links from the following:

www.origamitessellations.com

And this one dealing with spidrons (pictured above), described as "a planar figure consisting of two alternating sequences of isosceles triangles which, once it is folded along the edges, exhibits extraordinary spatial properties." Check them out:

www.szinhaz.hu/edan/SpidroNew/

2 comments:

origomi said...

The Spidron system is truly fascinating, since it is an item with fractal geometry. the downside of this, of course, is that it's unfoldable- practical physics limits us to only so many iterations of it, and unfortunately the shapes end up a bit botched without the infinite recursion.

Although I am particularly interested in the geometries of fractal dimensions, so it's still appealing- and it does open up doors to other things which work in the same kind of way.

I like designs that repeat themselves according to complex patterns (or simple patterns, really). the Fibonacci sequence and Phi are particular favorites which I'm still just starting to explore.

Thanks for the link! I'm glad it led me back here- any site that features geometry, fractals, Bucky Fuller, design, and interesting though is a major plus!

Fell said...

Check out The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number, by Mario Livio.

Thanks for swinging by, I've been meaning to post your stuff for a while but I've been so busy. I was admiring it last night for quite some time.