Tessellation (CFW 335)

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Folding instructions: Tessellation (CFW 335)
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)
Paper: Edokosome
Type: classic tessellation (implies: abstract tessellation, abstract, geometric, pattern, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Shuzo Fujimoto
Colors: green
In albums: Models with back-lit pictures, Tessellation Examples

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This tessellation (translucent design), designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is not listed in any of his books or magazines (as far as I know). I discovered it among other models in a picture made inside Fujimoto’s home by Robert Lang. Details were not very clear in the photograph, but I managed to reverse-engineer the model. It is a tessellated version of CFW 90 star, with triangle twists added where necessary to connect the hex-twist-based elements, and the rhombi around the modified hex twist folded in half along the longer axis and squashed.

The existence of this model shows that Fujimoto knew some of his stars were actually tessellation molecules even if the tessellations do not appear as separate models in his books. This in turn makes it likely he had also folded, even if not documented, some models I’ve been speculating about, including tessellations and fractals based on molecules found in his stars.