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Stars and Squares tessellation — close-up | by Michał Kosmulski
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Stars and Squares tessellation — close-up

Yet another fine example of me reinventing the wheel. After I designed this pattern, I found out it had been already published — in 1982 (!) — by no less than Shuzo Fujimoto. According to the description of this model, folded by Raymonde Bonnefille, the crease pattern can be found in Fujimoto’s “Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami”. Since I don’t have the book and could not find any name for this tessellation, I refer to it by the name I planned for my “original” design, Stars and Squares.

 

Folding is very simple: the squares are just Kawasaki Twists and the stars are the same twists with the radial angles of the squares bisected and tucked below each other. Each molecule requires a 4×4 grid, so the whole model featured here uses a 24×16 grid.

 

Folded from Elephant Hide paper, inkjet-colored magenta.

 

See also: top-down view

 

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Taken on September 11, 2015