Origami & The Folding Surface : A rapid response to disasters through the geometry of foldable structures

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dc.contributor.advisor Oswald, Ferdinand
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Rain
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-29T03:58:48Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-29T03:58:48Z
dc.date.issued 2022 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/60637
dc.description.abstract Origami is the art of paper folding which originates from Japan as a recreational activity. By limiting the input to strictly folding, the craft puts an emphasis on building forms with planar facets, resulting in designs with distinct geometrical appearances, symmetry and proportion. Rigid flat-folding origami is a subset of paper folding that begins to bridge the simple craft with practical applications. Rigid origami treats facets as non deformable surfaces and allows components of origami to be interpreted as buildable elements. On the other hand, flat-folding origami taps into the transformative properties of folding facets whereby an origami structure can be flattened to a smaller volume through a single motion. Origami has been recently explored in engineering and has shown great potential in the fields of astronomy and nano-engineering. In comparison, the use of origami in architecture mostly exists as seldom, static planar forms, leaving much to be desired. There are many overlooked elements to origami that can benefit the ways structures are manufactured, transported and assembled. Foldable structures differ from conventional construction processes as they are able to be manufactured offsite, stacked for transportation, and assembled onsite. The fundamentals of origami is to create structures through the process of folding, and can be adapted to the fields of architectures. This thesis will explore the kinematics of folding surfaces, the means to design tessellated models and the process of converting two dimensional origami to buildable structures which thickness. A discussion will be made on the viability of folding structures in architecture, and the thesis will showcase a final design that highlights the capacity of origami.
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA en
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dc.title Origami & The Folding Surface : A rapid response to disasters through the geometry of foldable structures
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.date.updated 2022-07-06T02:58:19Z
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