Origami Sekkei

  paper folding Nuri Lim, Jihyun Bae  

Master's Course Architecture Impromptu

Origami sekkei/technical folding stands for the systematic design of origami structures. As folding structures for engineering applications should also be designed systematically, this approach is predestined for technical structures.

Transformable foldable structures combine several relevant technical characteristics. Kinematic foldings are transformable and (if they consist of rigid plates) they are statically efficient.

Starting with a plane a tower has to be designed during this impromptu project. The structure has to be inspired on principles of origami as construction, structural and design principle. At the final presentation all towers compete for the highest one.


  • supervised by Susanne Hoffmann and Henri Buffart
  • in cooperation with Jascha Paris (IGM) and Justus Siebrecht (ikt)
  • Registration via Campus Office
  • 1,5 CP
  • Beginning on tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10.00 h, R 129
  • intermediate colloquium on tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10.00 h, R 129
  • final presentation on tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10.00 h, R 129