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Paperfolding Exercise from the Bauhaus | by EricGjerde
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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!

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Taken on April 14, 2018