Four-Sink-Base Tessellation

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Folding instructions: Four-Sink-Base Tessellation
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Saturn Tessellation, Four-Sink Base Tessellation (Larger Spacing)
Paper: Elephant Hide
Type: classic tessellation, pixel art (implies: abstract tessellation, abstract, geometric, pattern, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski, other/uknown (independent discovery by many people, including myself)
Models using this unit: Cube from Recursive Four-Sink Base
Colors: brown and beige
In albums: Models designed by me and by others, Models with Pictures of Precreased Sheets

Pure Four-Sink-Base Tessellation Some corners folded up in order to create a pixel image Image of the planet Saturn created from this base Precreased sheet
Images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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. I also came up with this design at some point and used it for my Saturn Tessellation.

It seems different names are in use for the molecule, but the name I picked up is Four-Sink-Base, used by Meenakshi Mukerji. There is an interesting discussion about where this model and its name came from in comments below this flickr post.

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