Origami, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” is the art of paper folding. Today, the word ‘Origami’ is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.
Origami as a folding techniquecan be used during the conceptual design stage in architecture. It allows to derive approaches which use repetitive modules, to develop large-scale building components, modularfacadesetc. In this exercise the idea was to explore the art of paper folding by giving it a new dimension of imagining spaces in it.
Prof. Leena Barve