I designed this model especially for the workshop which accompanied my presentation about contemporary origami at the Embassy of Japan in Poland. While rather simple, this model demonstrates a number of traits I believe to be typical of modern origami and usually not found in traditional models. It does not start with any traditional base, and it makes use of simplified precreasing and collapsing. This model is also asymmetric, and it allows lots of free folding: practically all angles and distances can be modified to some extent so that the folder does not have to just blindly follow instructions but can free fold the model to taste if they like.
Designing something which is not a box or tessellation was a bit of a challenge for me, but also lots of fun. Even though it’s an animal, this model reminds me of the Sydney Opera House.