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Origami tessellation: Flow | by Michał Kosmulski
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Origami tessellation: Flow

A tessellation derived from my other model, Woven Rhombi. 4×4 grid units per molecule, or 8×8 if you want to consider a complete hexagonal tile a molecule.


Flow Tessellation is iso-area: when you look at the back side, you see exactly the same pattern, rotated 90 degrees. Due to the arrangement of paper layers, I had to resolve to wet folding to make the model flat and to prevent the layers from unfolding.


This was the first time I folded Biotope paper and I admit I liked it very much. It is thinner than Tant which makes it better suited for models with many layers or a complex layer arrangement like this one. At the same time the paper felt strong enough even for models with lots of precreasing. To the feel, it is softer than many paper I use, but still not too soft as are many handmade papers which look beautiful but are hard to make precise geometric folds with. It’s probably too thin for corrugations, but for most tessellations I think it will behave just as well as it did for this one.

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Taken on May 29, 2018