The Yoshimura pattern follows a similar ruling, except there are only vertical folds and diagonal folds to form a diamond pattern. This creates a significant stiffness in the axial direction.
Case Study: Origami Dome
A project created by N. Sugiura, Y. Nakamura, H. Tagawa, T. Uno, and S. Okazaki of the Mukogawa Women’s University for the 4th International Conference of Archi-cultural Interactions through the Silk Road examined how the Yoshimura pattern can be a solid point of reference for structural legitimacy. Their Origami Dome was made of a propylene cardboard of varying thickness that created a small space for people to sit and relax.
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