## Quartered Box

A very simple box whose lid is divided into four identical squares. It is basically the back side of a single molecule of Four-Sink Base Tessellation plus wa...

This album lists models which were designed both by me and by other people. Several causes for such coinvention are possible: independent design by multiple persons, models created by one party and then significantly improved or modified by another, and models designed by one person which incorporate significant fragments designed by others (e.g. a tessellation pattern used in a new setting).

A very simple box whose lid is divided into four identical squares. It is basically the back side of a single molecule of Four-Sink Base Tessellation plus wa...

Lucky Star Fractal, level 3, folded from dark green Tant paper. This model is so nice I’ve folded it probably dozens of times (which rarely happens) and each...

I called this tessellation sidewalk because this flagstone pattern is often used on sidewalks where I live. The design is basically Momotani’s Wall, stretche...

I developed Shuzo Fujimoto’s design, Petals (CFW 85) into a fractal. I don’t have direct proof if Fujimoto was aware of this possibility, but I think it’s li...

I developed Shuzo Fujimoto’s design, Petals (CFW 85) into a fractal. I don’t have direct proof if Fujimoto was aware of this possibility, but I think it’s li...

Many of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars are built around tessellation molecules, and thus can, with a simple transformation, be tessellated. For some cases I was able...

Propellers Tessellation was one of my first successful designs. Interestingly, I came up with it later than with Square Interlace Tessellation even though Pr...

I found out that Shuzo Fujimoto’s molecule used in his CFW 91 star, can be changed into a fractal. By pulling some paper outside in the center, you can get a...

This design is a variant of Shifted Bricks. Every other brick in each row is of different length. Since the rows are shifted relative to each other, if you l...

This is a fold of just a simple Four-Sink Base Tessellation but with additional space of one grid unit between molecules. Folded from a sheet of red Nicolas ...

The inspiration for this design came to me from viewing the back side of Star a la Fujimoto III. Later, I found out that Andrey Hechuev earlier designed a te...

Polish banknotes have 2:1 proportions, a square folded in half. This makes them good for adapting models folded from square paper. I came up with the idea of...

This is my tessellation of Shuzo Fujimoto’s CFW 87 Scissors. Each molecule can be rotated independently of others. As far I’m aware, Fujimoto himself never t...

This is a recursive version of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). I wanted to call it Biohazard Fractal since it resembles the biohazard symbol, but later d...

This is another fold of Scissors Fractal, a recursive model I derived from Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). In this fold, the direction each level rotates...

A comparison of two variants of Scissors Fractal: one with consistent rotation direction for all levels and one with alternating rotation directions.

After I designed this tessellation, I learned that Shuzo Fujimoto had designed the same thing about 40 years earlier. This was the first time such independen...

While my first fold of this variant was from a 16×16 grid, this one is from 32×32, which produces many more molecules and better shows how squares of two siz...

This variant of the Traditional Crane adds a color change along the axis of symmetry. It’s a very simple change, based on blintzing, and I’m pretty certain I...

At one point I thought I’d design an origami flasher. Unsurprisingly, since I went for the simplest possible idea, I ended up with a design which had been in...

This version of Woven Triangles molecule looks very similar to Woven Triangles I at first glance but has a different arrangement of pleats. These seem to ci...

In line with the distinction made in my post on naming origami models, this design is called Brick Road while the particular work seen here is called Yellow ...

In March 2020, shortly after the CfC2 conference, as the pandemic was just taking off, the origami Community for Creators started organizing online origami m...

This cup is a design derived from Lucky Star Box (Simplified) Variant B and the PreCP (Precrease Pattern) is the same. The paper used to form the star in the...

Yet another variant of Sawtooth Box. This vaariant is almost identical to Tilted Square Box by Tung Ken Lam.

This is variant B of my Lucky Star Box (Simplified). It is derived from the basic variant by pushing inside the box the empty areas around the star, which va...

This design is my modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. Despite the change being very minor, it allows the model to be shaped in a more three-dimension...

A variant of Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 size ratio between the sides of the two types of squares. This effectively makes the pattern uniform (all squares ar...

Spiked icosahedron, folded from my Bow-Tie Sonobe units (also independently designed by tomoko07011209 around the same time).

This is a Sonobe variant, derived from my Paper Airplane Sonobe by changing just a few folds.

Ten level-3 Lucky Star Fractals, folded from metallic paper in different colors. This is just a small subset of how many times I have folded this model over ...

When Sara Adams prepared a videotutorial for my Ladybug, she came up with a few improvements which not only gave the model convenient reference points for fo...

Two Dollar Bill Hares, looking at each other.

This variant of Sawtooth Box looks most similar of all my variants to the designs of two authors who had an almost identical idea before me (see the main var...

This is my modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. The centers of the pyramids are sunk which causes the ball to become more rounded and to resemble a golf ba...

Another variant of Sawtooth Box. It differs from variant A by having the triangular flaps locked to the walls of the box. This creates a nice diagonal color-...

This is a simple box with a color change. I designed several variants (posts coming up), most with the triangular flaps (“saw teeth”) locked onto the walls. ...

My Heart Bracelet II alongside the Traditional Bracelet with Squares from which it is derived.

This model is the same as the first Pythagorean Tiling variant I folded, but the side length ratio of big squares to small squares is 3:2 instead of 2:1. As ...

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV — this is the only variant in the series so far which uses a 10×10 grid per molecule rather than just 8×8.

This origami tessellation is built from the same kind of molecule as Pythagorean Tiling but molecules are arranged differently: in any pair of adjacent neigh...

The pattern this origami tessellation represents is known as Pythagorean Tiling or Two Squares Tessellation. I came up with this design independently, but it...

Recently, I came up with a family of patterns which result from placing four modified twists around the corners of a rectangle or square. Some variations are...

This origami tessellation is based on a geometric pattern I spotted on a door in the Barcelona Cathedral during my trip back from CfC 2 convention. A design ...

As part of preparations for my presentation and workshop on contemporary origami, I set out to design a simple modular star which I could teach in the worksh...

This is a recursion of my Twisted Bird Base Tessellation. The recursive / fractal version looks interesting, but it’s rather hard to collapse.

This is a level-7 Lucky Star Fractal, the largest number of levels I folded so far.

This is a tessellation of the Lucky Star Fractal. The standalone star was designed independently by several people, starting with Shuzo Fujimoto. I don’t kno...

I derived this model from Her Majesty’s Tessellation by removing most of the free spaces (“land”) between molecules. Each molecule is still 6×6 grid units. F...

This is a tessellation of the molecule which I first used in Lucky Star Box and which I later extended into Lucky Star Fractal. As I learned after the fact, ...

This model is a variant of the Lucky Star Fractal (aka Logarithmic Star), designed by myself and independently by many others before me, starting with Shuzo ...

Le Petit Prince, designed by Viviane Berty, and Fox Baby, designed by Daniel Chang. Folded and arranged by me.

A level-3 fold of Lucky Star Fractal, this time from gray metallic paper. I rarely fold a model multiple times, but this particular model is so nice I have f...

This is a recursive version of the Lucky Star molecule. Just like the non-recursive version, it can be tessellated or used for decorating a box. The back of ...

This is a model I will be teaching in just two weeks at a workshop during the 2018 CDO origami convention in Italy. The star can be used as a tessellation mo...

This is my variant of Edward Mistretta’s model, Phantasma Fractal. It’s a nice design which can be folded as a single molecule, or tessellated.

Origami box with Lucky Star molecule. The molecule can be tessellated and is based on hexagonal 8×8×8 grid.

A different arrangement of the same molecule as in my Dune Tessellation. Some other arrangements are also possible with a bit of tweaking.

Happy New Year 2018! This is the first fold of my recent idea for making pixel tessellations, called Butterfly Pixel Tessellation. The molecule is basically ...

A side-by-side comparison of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding (left) and my own Clover Folding Lookalike (right). Front and back sides are shown (top and bott...

This is my design which at first glance looks very similar to Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding but has a completely different crease pattern and design.

Believe it or not, this tessellation is closely related to my Double Spearhead Tessellation.

My modification of Thoki Yenn’s DNA model. Folded from a long strip (1:8 or so) of metallic paper.

A new fold of my UD-DU Chevron Corrugation.

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea can be used as a modular unit. The method was first published by Meenakshi Mukerji and then reinvented independently by myself. I ...

My modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea into a heart shape. I found on flickr a similar model, designed by Francis Ow.

An origami coaster with a pattern of leaves. After designing, I found out others had done the same before, for example you can check out this picture [update...

A modular which I designed after being inspired by test-folding some of Meenakshi Mukerji’s new single-sheet designs based on the Four-Sink Base. There is a ...

A Cube from a unit I recently designed and later learned that was earlier designed independently by Saburo Kase. More details in the unit’s description.

Folding Stars and Squares Tessellation from a diagonal grid (rotated 45°) leads to an interesting effect. At the edges, small triangles form, creating a jagg...

A back-lit picture of Stars and Squares Tessellation, invented independently by me and Shuzo Fujimoto. You can find a similar backlit picture of this model i...

This Leafless Hydrangea model is a simple modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. It’s interesting how a simple change can modify a model’s appearance. J...

A giant penguin (designed by Blanka Pentela (Blunek) ascending King-Kong style the Palace of Culture and Science. This 250 m tall building was erected in War...

After I designed this corrugation, I learned that Ron Resch had already designed it in the 1960-s, over 50 years ago. That’s a Golden Jubilee for this model....

This is a new variant of my Chevron Corrugation. The variant shown here was designed by myself, and, as I later learned, also by others, though with differen...

The original Diamond Corrugation was invented independently by Ilan Garibi and Andrea Russo (who used the name Triangùli in speculo).

This piece uses an 18×18 grid but since each molecule is 4×4, a 16×16 grid works as well, though you get a straight edge instead of the overhanging rhombi. I...

Pureland Hedgehog, designed by Sebastien Limet and modified by me for folding from the loose end of a toilet paper roll.

A small tessellated version of Meenakshi Mukerji’s Tulip, originally designed as a modular origami unit. Tant paper with acrylic paint.

A single molecule of my Maltese Cross Tessellation, which is closely related to the Cross Pattee Tessellation presented in the Coat of Arms of Rzeszów model....

A modular version of this picture frame. Folded from 4 units, each from 1:2 paper.

This is my recent design for folding arbitrary bitmap images as origami tessellations. Unlike using four-sink-base (see Saturn Tessellation), each molecule r...

A Business Card Puppy (Larry Stevens) sitting in front of BBU doghouse (Michał Kosmulski).

Reading matters.

Yara Yagi’s dog is standing in front of a doghouse designed be me specially to match this model.

This is Grating Tessellation, a new origami design of mine. Vertical walls of the grating divide the whole plane into small cells which give this tessellatio...

I came up with this design while playing with variants of my Propellers Tessellation but then realized that many others had already come up with this pattern...

This tessellation is closely related to my Square Interlace Tessellation. Grid is 8×8 per molecule. Here you can see the variant with long propeller blades b...

Dollar Bill Hare designed by Barth Dunkan, Christmas Tree designed by Artur Biernacki.

Welcome to 2016! This seven-segment display, executed in origami, shows the current year, and is folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper. With a li...

This is a variant of my Chevron Corrugation in which every other row of chevrons is reversed, i.e. pointing down instead of up. This makes the corrugation is...

Corrugation, designed and folded by me, but later I learned that Daniel Kwan folded this pattern before, inspired by a similar model by Charles Hoberman (det...

This corrugation is exactly what it says on the tin: blintzed bird bases tiled side by side. Large tilings have a slight tendency towards curling, but it can...

This kind of tessellation is not very interesting in itself, but has been invented and used by many authors independently as basis for more advanced designs....

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 tha...

I designed this tiling of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding after I saw the tiling by Peter Budai and thought it would be better to make the borders between mo...

This tessellation consists of concentric square twists of growing size. The medium is self-adhesive holographic foil glued onto tracing paper. The spiral is ...

This picture frame can hold a standard 15×10 cm photograph. It consists of four molecules of the Hydrangea Tessellation (designed by Shuzo Fujimoto), spaced ...

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of infinity and self-reference. It is represented as a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. This one has assumed the for...

After I made a Hydrangea Cube, Hydrangea Icosahedron was the next logical step. Just as in the cube, the Hydrangea Tessellation by Shuzo Fujimoto is used as ...

Another combination of Building Block Units and tessellations, this time Fujimoto’s Clover Folding, folded without the decorative margin. 18 modules: 6 × BB...

This is a modular cube made of six Square Weave Tessellations. The connection method is mine, the authorship of the Square Weave Tessellation seems to be dis...

I came up with the idea of connecting Hydrangeas to form a modular origami design independently, then found out Meenakshi Mukerji had published it in her boo...

This model is a combination of Building Block Units and Fujimoto’s Clover Folding. The models amounts to 18 units, 12 of which are BBUs (6 × D10 variant, 6 ×...

Simple Edge Unit (SEU) was designed by me, and as I later learned, also independently by many other people before. It is quite a versatile edge unit with sev...

Sturdy Edge Module (StEM) was designed by me, and as I later learned, also independently by many other people before. It is a versatile edge unit and a speci...

This unit is designed for business card origami - it will not work well with regular, less stiff paper. At the time of designing it (2013), I was not aware t...

I designed the simple unit used for this model and later learned that it had been already published before by Jose Arley Moreno.

I designed this simple unit myself but later learned that it had been already published before by Jose Arley Moreno. From a Facebook discussion I know at lea...

This is my modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit.

I think this is my first Sonobe variant. Since it’s one of the simplest modifications possible, it has probably been independently discovered by many others.

This is my simple modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. I think I remember seeing the same modification somewhere on flickr which suggests others have come ...

This is my simple modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. I think I remember seeing such a variant somewhere on flickr which suggests others have come up with...