Figurative modular origami


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Even though this is a less popular genre than abstract modulars, Modular origami techniques can also be used for representing real-world objects.

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Tent-Like House

Tent-Like House

A simple house from my Building Block Units, designed for a workshop with architecture students.

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns: modular origami from 8 units. Each unit is from an 8:1 rectangle of paper and all units can be precreased as a single square only to be cut ...

Cottage 1.1

Cottage 1.1

This is an improved version of my origami Cottage, made from Building Block Units.

Mansion

Mansion

An origami mansion, folded using several variants of my Building Block Units (BBU). I re-used many of the modules which were earlier used for The Tower of Ba...

Penguin Attack

Penguin Attack

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...

Palace of Culture

Palace of Culture

The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) is a 250 m tall building which was erected in Warsaw in the 1950’s as a sign of Soviet domination. ...

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Modular origami rendition of Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings. I thought reproducing this structure’s characteristic staggered facade in orig...

BBU Doghouse

BBU Doghouse

Dog house designed by me using several modified variants of Building Block Units. All units (3 for the roof and 13 for the walls and entrance) made from squa...

The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel

This rendition of the Tower of Babel consists of a series of square platforms placed one on top of another and rotated by 45 degrees at each level. This frac...

Sears Tower / Willis Tower

Sears Tower / Willis Tower

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is an iconic skyscraper located in Chicago. The origami model presented here is made from my Building Block Units (768 × ...

Egyptian Pyramid

Egyptian Pyramid

This design can be extended indefinitely by adding more and more levels (a smaller, single-level variant is also possible). The walls are angled at 45 degree...

Cottage

Cottage

A very simple building without many details. I later improved the design while preserving its simplicity (see Cottage 1.1).

Church

Church

This model does not represent any actual church. Instead, it freely mixes elements typically found in small churches (rectangular floor plan without transept...

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

Inspired by traditional Polish wooden churches and the wooden belfry in Paczyna.

Life-Sized Chair

Life-Sized Chair

This model is the size of a real chair. Unfortunately, it can’t support enough weight to be sat in. The surface is not covered in additional, “paneling” unit...

Small Table

Small Table

A Japanese style short-legged table. Have a look at the notes in description of meshed pyramid for a discussion of the relation between these two models.

Pyramid (6 levels high)

Pyramid (6 levels high)

This model consists of just a 2-cube thick hull of a pyramid. This makes it possible to create a larger model with fewer modules than in the case of a comple...

Meshed Pyramid (8 levels high)

Meshed Pyramid (8 levels high)

While it may not be obvious at first, this model has some features which make it strikingly similar to the business card table model. The table’s top is cons...

Steinhaus Puzzle

Steinhaus Puzzle

This puzzle, described in Hugo Steinhaus’ book Kalejdoskop matematyczny (Mathematical Snapshots, literally Mathematical Kaleidoscope) consists of six pieces,...

Tux, the Linux penguin

Tux, the Linux penguin

Tux the penguin is a mascot of the Linux operating system. The logo was created by Larry Ewing () using The GIMP.