Nature's Origami

March 23rd, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Design, Fabrication Tech, Mathematics | 1 Comment »

Dr. Koryo Miura’s extremely efficient folding pattern, the Miura-Ori, has been used widely for applications in need of folding with efficiency. A recent report from Dr. Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan of Harvard shows it’s something nature has been doing all along.

via NY Times
Thanks, Neil.


One Comment on “Nature's Origami”

  1. 1 Chris said at 4:41 am on March 24th, 2005:

    Thanks for pointing this article out. Mahadevan (with colleagues) published some interesting research last year on the mathematics of drapes and folding in fabric. I collected the various links to abstracts and submitted papers here: http://www.christopherdgray.co.uk/archives/2004_02_01_archive.html#107618266046804466
    I was more interested in how designers might harness such theories in the design of their own folding planes, whether architectural or landscape and wrote a little article as a result: http://www.christopherdgray.co.uk/2004/05/folding-land.html

    Keep up the interesting posts!


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