Saturday, March 10, 2012

Origamic Architecture Introduction

Origamic Architecture Introduction

A few years ago, while searching for information on origami, I ran across the Origami Resource Center site which offered loads of information on various forms of paper craft.   The Origami Resource Center introduced me to techniques for pop-up cards and books  and Origamic Architecture (OA.)  I was instantly hooked. ( I recommend a visit to this great website. Be prepared to spend a little time there and take advantage of the information,  free downloads and links you find there.)

I learned that Origamic architecture is a newer form of pop-up paper craft created and developed by the late Professor Masahiro Chatani in the early 1980's.   If you have not yet seen OA artwork, please visit the following websites to view some great examples of it on the internet :
After gathering lots of legally free patterns/templates from various sites, I bought a craft knife, ruler, a small cutting mat and some card stock and began my journey into the wonderful world of pop-up cards and origamic architecture. Below are some examples of my early works using the patterns of others. 

MUROTO-ZAKI Lighthouse Pattern©2010, Sako K. 
 Model and Photo©2012 Grandma Jean
Pattern@Wilhem Boning (?)
Model and Pattern@2012, Jean Bullock 
Model and Photo©2012, Jean Bullock


  1. One of my students sent me a comment, but he used his last name, so I will paste the comment here.

    "You said there would be lessons over time..... You were right!!! Hopefully others did that too. From, Anthony"

  2. Thanks for visiting for the lessons, Anthony. I hope the other will visit too. Next time, just use your first name or I can't publish the comment. More templates will be up soon!


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