Origamic Architecture

While I was reading the September 1989 Omni magazine last week in order to do the Where Are They Now post, I found a couple of paragraphs in the Scott Morris Games column on a new kind of Origami (new in 1989 that is) by Masahiro Chatani of the Tokyo Institute.

As you know, origami is the art of paper folding, and what Chatani does is folding and cutting, so it's not true origami. Nowadays, his art form is known as Origamic Architecture. The object is to design something from a single sheet of paper that can fold flat, but when opened (popped) up represents a 3D shape.

Chatani has several books available on the subject. Here's three of them [1] [2] [3],

I also thought I'd look around on the web to see what I could find. There are several sites that have good details on how to get started, wonderful galleries of the art form and examples that you can download, print out and cut up yourselves. These include:

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