Structural Origami

 

DESCRIPTION

Using the animals and plants symbiosis, this work explores the biological’s frame and its related shapes. In addition to the biological’s frame and shape, this workshop using the different material to generate new structure. Participants can use the paper-folded with connected M.D.F as the basic material to create the original rigid-panel and transformable structures.

INTRODUCTOR

Jason S. Ku Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering

LEARNING GOALS

Participants will learn the fundamentals of paper folding, how to draw folding patterns programmatically, and how to fabricate thick rigid panels and hinges using a layered construction. And design their own original rigid-panel, transformable structures using the techniques they learn in the workshop.

INSTALL SOFTWARE

  • Inkscape
  • Chrome Browser
  • Plain Text Editor

REQUIREMENTS

None necessary, but and of these would be helpful

  • Experience with folding
  • Experience with vector drawing software
  • Experience using a laser cutter
  • Experience with programming

DURATION

8 Day

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

15