Origami Project

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What is a Module? Each is of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item of furniture or a building.What is a modular sculpture? A Modular sculpture that employs or involves a module or modules as the basis of design or construction. To simplify, a modular sculpture is constructed of standardized parts to create a larger whole. In the case of my project, the larger whole is a castle. The origami castle that my group made is constructed of 3D geometric forms that have been replicated again and again to create a miniature structure. The main forms we used were bricks ( rectangular prisms), cubes, and pyramids. The repetition of these modules put together is what creates the castle.

Our inspiration for our castle came from man made geometric forms rather than organic forms found in nature. Geometric forms are synonymous with stability and strength due to their rigid structure and visual weight. Castles are meant to be fortresses, designed to be durable and strong which is why our castle consists of cubes and rectangular prisms put together in a blocky, square pattern.

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