Curved, self-folding Origami-Sculptures

Erik und Martin Demaine machen kurvige, durch die Falz sich selbst krümmende Origami-Skulpturen, die auf einer am Bauhaus Weimar von einem Studenten entwickelten Origami-Technik basieren.

Paper folds itself into a natural equilibrium form depending on its creases. These equilibria are poorly understood, especially for curved creases. We are exploring what shapes are possible in this genre of self-folding origami, with applications to deployable structures, manufacturing, and self-assembly. This transformation of flat paper into swirling surfaces creates sculpture that feels alive.

Curved-Crease Sculpture by Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (via Laughing Squid)