Archive for February 24, 2011

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by eliinbar

Origami from ori meaning “folding“, and kami meaning “paper”; kami changes to gami due to rendaku is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD and was popularized in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.

from Wikipedia 


The  “Conscious Inspiration”  method

How it Works?


First step:  the inspiration Source

origami swan


Second step:  Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools

Project description Above courtesy of S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office:

The Chapel is developed around the study and manipulation of a focally tensed “box-fold”.


Third step: Realize the design idea

S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office

 Chapel in Valleacerón

Construction finish date: 2001


Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 


The “Network effect”: 

The following ,are examples of buildings I came across in the web

the “Origami Envelopes Effect”….















Are they inspired from the “Origami Envelopes Effect”?


More information about “trendy envelopes

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