Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Zhoubi Bowl, by Philip Chapman-Bell

For this week, we've got a nice, deceptively simple bowl from Philip (you might know him as oschene on Flickr). I say deceptively simple because although it's not to hard to fold, the math behind it is fascinating, and surprisingly complex, when it gets down to it. There's a division by sevenths in there, and even an allusion to a proof for the Pythagorean Theorem from an old Chinese mathematical text.

Diagrams available here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mask, by Joel Cooper

Mask, by Joel Cooper, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

Week 12, and we're running out of time again-- this time around, a tessellated mask by Joel Cooper. We've all been impressed by Joel's work, but like most of the tessellation community, he doesn't post creasepatterns for his models. I understand why-- this took me eight hours to reverse-engineer, and another four hours to draw the CP. In fact, we ran out of time to finish folding it-- which is why you get this picture instead of a finished one folded from nicer paper.

CP here:

CP (c) Andrew Hudson, design (c) Joel Cooper

Monday, March 16, 2009

Stars and Wheels, Andrew Hudson

Welcome back to week 11! I saw that we haven't posted a geometric model in a few weeks, so here's a diagram I've been working on for awhile. As far as I know, this is the first full diagram of the decreeping process, which I've worked with a lot through variations on Chris Palmer's Flower Tower. It's tricky, so hold tight and don't get too frustrated!

So here are the diagrams:

As usual, we'd love to see your interpretation of our diagrams. Please post pictures, or send them to us!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wildebeest - Ryan Welsh

Wildebeest - Ryan Welsh, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

Wildebeest - Ryan Welsh

It's Week 10!

This may feel like a bit of a blast from the past. This week we have Ryan Welsh's Wildebeest, which appears to have a strong John Montroll influence. The design and diagrams were made back in the 90s!  Yet even today it still looks nice!

Wildebeest - Ryan Welsh

The version above was folded by me, from an 8.5 inch square of bond paper, which was definitely not the best choice. I recommend a square of at least 8 inches, and definitely thinner/better for folding than printer paper.

As always, we would like to see any photos of Origami Weekly releases that you have folded. Don't hold back, show off your skills!

See you next week!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Orchid Blossom, by Andrew Hudson

It's week 9 here at Origami Weekly, and we've got a brand-new diagram for you. So new, in fact, that it's a day late because I had to finish it! It's got curved-surfaces, a three-dimensional folding process, and lots of referencing... And the collapse is a bit of a puzzle too, hard to diagram but I did my best.

Here are the diagrams:


(and for those of you that have to know, this was wetfolded using 80-lb drawing paper manufactured by Blick Art Materials)