Skip to main content

Origami Tessellations: Designing Paperfolded Geometric Patterns

  • Chapter
  • First Online:
Imagine Math 7
  • 638 Accesses

Abstract

Origami tessellations are one kind of abstract origami, representing geometric repeating patterns folded from a single sheet of paper. They have been recently growing in popularity among origami enthusiasts. This paper describes some designing techniques and styles explored by Italian origami artist Alessandro Beber, showing their constructions, motivations and several examples…

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. A. Beber, Fold, Twist, Repeat (Centro Diffusione Origami, New York, 2013)

    Google Scholar 

  2. A. Beber, Origami New Worlds (Self-published, 2017)

    Google Scholar 

  3. A. Beber, Representing 3-D objects through flat tessellations, in Origami 7: The Proceedings from the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, ed. by R.J. Lang, M. Bolitho, Z. You. Design, Education, History, and Science, vol. 1 (Tarquin, St Albans, 2018), pp. 63–72

    Google Scholar 

  4. S. Fujimoto, M. Nishiwaki, souzu suru origami asobi he no shoutai (in Japanese) (1982)

    Google Scholar 

  5. E. Gjerde, Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs (A K Peters, Natick, 2009)

    Google Scholar 

  6. R.J. Lang, Twists, Tilings, and Tessellations: Mathematical Methods for Geometric Origami (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2018)

    MATH  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Alessandro Beber .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Beber, A. (2020). Origami Tessellations: Designing Paperfolded Geometric Patterns. In: Emmer, M., Abate, M. (eds) Imagine Math 7. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42653-8_9

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics