Monday, December 23, 2013

Hydrangea Tessellation

This tessellation is designed by Shuzo Fujimoto.
It is also a tessellation, but it’s a different type. It is what we call a Recursive Tessellation. This model is a very famous example of it.
imageA Recursive Tessellation is a type of tessellation where the same design of the entire model keeps appearing in the middle onwards. For example, the model will still look the same even if you cut off the 4 large petals of the model.
It is easy to fold this model IF you are folding the largest flower design (ugh…so hard to choose the right words…) but when the part you have to work on keeps smaller and smaller, you have to be more careful or else, RIP goes your crapped-up model.
The instructional video is here:
I used construction paper in the model above, but for the beginners, I recommend THIN PAPER first before working with thick paper like construction paper.

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