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 than Shuzo Fujimoto. According to the description of this model, folded by Raymonde Bonnefille, the crease pattern can be found in Fujimoto’s “Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami”. Since I don’t have the book and could not find any name for this tessellation, I refer to it by the name I planned for my “original” design, Stars and Squares.
Folding is very simple: the squares are just Kawasaki/Square Twists and the stars are the same twists with the radial angles of the squares bisected and tucked below each other (this process is called pursing — thanks for your remarks, Robin Scholz). Each molecule requires a 4×4 grid, so the whole model featured here uses a 24×16 grid. This is a pretty good model to teach tessellations to beginners: it’s not much harder than plain Square Twists but looks much more interesting.