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Nuclear Flower Box | by Michał Kosmulski
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Nuclear Flower Box

This origami box is decorated with a single molecule of Nuclear Flower Tessellation. The name stems from the fact that viewed from above, the flower resembles a symbol often used in atomic / nuclear physics — orbitals around a nucleus.


The molecule can be tessellated to fill the whole plane but since it uses an 8×8 grid, when placed centrally inside a 16×16 grid, it can be conveniently shaped as an ornament on the lid of a box. I used this model to test red Elephant Hide paper which I was happy to be able to buy as it is becoming increasingly rare.


Designed and folded by me. The molecule was derived from my Double Spearhead Tessellation by combining four adjacent molecules into one.

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Taken on May 28, 2016