Paperfolding Exercise from the Bauhaus
I'm teaching a course in Berlin this July, drawing on the paper folding exercises taught at the Bauhaus by Josef Albers as part of his preliminary course. To that end, I've been reverse-engineering all of the examples I've been able to find from historical documentation.
This model is from a family of simple cone shapes - made from varying numbers of alternating cuts, expanding outwards in rings. Alternating the number of cuts, the distances of them, the space between rings - all makes big changes in the geometry of the final piece. A fascinating family of structures to study!