Paper Folding


To create a paper lamp by folding technique and using the folding feature to join the start and end of a single sheet of paper.


Paper, being a delicate yet versatile material to use, needed experimentation in terms of playing with various thickness, surface texture and types. We used wrapping paper, glossy magazine sheet, newspaper, and paper cardboard in various thicknesses.

Geometrical Manipulations:

Initially we experimented with various origami techniques to understand the folding parameters required for paper. The valley fold, Paper chains etc. The idea, along with folding a single sheet of paper, was to use the optimum thickness of paper and type to get the desired form. Technique used that result in an organic form by itself.


- Use the 120gms thickness of cardboard paper, size; 750x500mm

- Using rhino make a grid of 1cm by 1cm in an area of 600x600mm.

- Engrave the grid by using laser cutting machine, giving the cutting in specific grids for joining details

- Start folding using the numbers.

- The paper will turn inside because of the several folds resulting in the desired form.

- Turn the end of paper that is cut and fix in the desired grod chosen for the joining of both ends.

- Place the light holder in the middle and…

- Voila!

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Milling Nerves

Project description:

The geometry of Valchromat panel is generated in order to experiment with the CNC Milling Machine. The aim is to define the CNC milling machine as form-generator. The result should be quick and easy. The starting point was to establish borders in the XY-plane to then extrude the area in the plane z. Creates topographic curves to see the different levels of the panel merged and not separated. Once defined the first geometry, we overlap ribs of 4 mm thick. The resulting geometry is a panel with organic cuts with overlapping ribs that will allow the passage of the tool by different axes. The toll used is the ball-mill tool of 12 mm.

Phase one:

Type: Parallel finishing

Tool: Ball-mill 12 mm

Time: 45 min

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3D Printing – Soma Cube


The concept of the joint was conceived to generate different features in a single element instead of just having a simple joint. We try to play with speculation and with these criteria we are looking for unpredictable results. The joint features promote the application of different types of rotation and movement in 3 axes. One typology of joint can also be combined with other typology in order to create a different joint.


The functionality of the joint is defined by the typology of each element. Each joint is consisted of two, three or four cubes. To assure connections between the joint and the bars, each cube has two to five holes for putting the bars. The location of each cube is defined by its 360 degree rotation, according to necessities. The joints can also move along the bars.

Wherever it´s needed the joints can be combined therefore it´s possible to attach bars as much as wanted. Another features is that the joints without bars can be a Soma Cube, an unpredictable structure.

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