Cinematic Spaces

This is a result of a two week elective of cinematic spaces with origami. The theme of the elective was 'chalachitra' (moving image) to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.

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This glittering mass was folded in what is commonly called 'the water-bomb pattern'. This 26 feet long structure was hung to create a visually dramatic and geometrically stunning space that one could experience by being in it, walking through it.


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Modular origami was the first step towards learning origami as it involved simple techniques to build complex structures using smaller units. 

The second step involved re-creating the object from a mere photograph. This seemingly impossible task helped me understand the basics of origami in order to figure out the grid and the right mountain/ valley folds.

1/16th scale model of the structure was created in 120 gsm paper to understand space and proportions. For the final structure, a thick 300 gsm reflective paper was laser-cut to mark the pattern. 3o such sheets were joined to make a 26 feet long structure.