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.
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.
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.