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Wednesday, 25 December 2013 06:19

Diamond tessellation


by  cadix

There are a few interesting things to note. First, the elements of the CP can be repeated ad infinitum. Second, the base where the diamond joins with the rest of the paper (which forms a plane beneath it) can be made arbitrarily small given enough time and thin enough paper. Of course, it turns out to be impractical to repeat it more than a few times even using very thin paper in my experience.

The original goal of this design was to tessellate this pattern (which is trivial to do) and fold a crane out of each diamond so its wing touched the plane at a point. I also wished to do one that showed the folding sequence of the crane. Alas, due to its unwieldy nature I doubt I'll ever realize this.

Thoughts are appreciated, as are suggestions as to where I can order some arbitrarily thin paper and a pair of VERY small tweezers ;-)

Additional Info

  • Creation date*: 12-24-2013
  • Complexity: Mid intermediate


  • Comment Link Gerardo Thursday, 26 December 2013 19:53 posted by Gerardo

    That's the tallest tessellation I've ever seen!

    You should check the box that says "AM I SHOWING HERE HOW TO FOLD IT?", since you're sharing its crease pattern : )

  • Comment Link cadix Thursday, 26 December 2013 22:17 posted by cadix

    Gerardo, the height hadn't really occurred to me ;-) Box checked.

    Maybe I'll post a picture of a 2x2 version of this when I have some free time. It doesn't look very impressive.. it is just diamonds after all, but it is still a little bit interesting, at least in theory.

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