modular origami: spirals

No time to fold so here it is, something folded about 3 or 2 months ago :)
These spirals belong to modular origami simply because each one of them are made from 4 units. The red and white one is called 両面ぐるぐる/ double faced spiral. The light pink and light purple one is 川崎式両面ぐるぐる/ Kawasaki style double faced spiral. Actually if I understood correctly Kawasaki’s version is only made with 2 units thus being plane on one side. I actually haven’t tried that yet, key word being yet!
(Actually ぐるぐる/ guru-guru translates as something that goes round and round but spiral fits here very well in my opinion…)

red and white spiral

pink and purple spiral

This lovely spirals were made with copy paper and squares of 8 cm, therefor they’re thicker than they should.
Both diagrams came from FUSE Tomoko‘s book らせんを折ろう wich translates as “Let’s fold spirals”. This book is divided in two: らせんの冒険, spiral aventure, containg mostly shells and a dna spiral and 川崎式らせん折り, Kawasaki style folded spirals, my favorite :) it has lots of boxes, cubes, cuboctahedrons, some shells and these spirals. I have more things folded from this book (some boxes, cubes and cuboctahedrons) so they’ll eventually show up in the blog.

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2 Responses to “modular origami: spirals”

  1. "Hello Moto" Says:

    These are really nice and I’ve folded a lot of these spirals like the red and white one but the other spiral (the light pink and purple one) is the one that I’m having trouble figuring out (and I don’t have the book) I’ve noticed that it’s diferent its shaped like a square unlike the red and white one which has more of a 4-pointed shape– anyway i’ve been searchin ALL OVER the net for a diagram or something that could help me to figure out how to make that Kawasaki style one but no luck there i was REALLY trying to figure out how to make the spiral faced cube and I think (from what i’ve seen) that you need to know how to fold this Kawasaki style spiral to piece together the cube — are the units for the Kawasaki spiral the same as the regular spiral (the red and white one) If you can PLEASE, PLEASE (it would be most appreciated) e-mail me Thanks!

  2. Origami spirals | Kennelmanageme Says:

    […] modular origami: spirals « paper unlimitedFeb 2, 2007 … These spirals belong to modular origami simply because each one of them are made from 4 units. The red and white one is called 両面ぐるぐる … […]

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