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Cenotaphe - Kirigami by phoxic Cenotaphe - Kirigami by phoxic
I love kirigami, or origamic architecture, if you prefer. Here is something I designed a few of years ago. It is inspired by the utopic drawings of a french architect that lived some 300 years ago. Cénotaphe signifie tomb, and this one was supposed to be bigger than the pyramids... Well, no luck! The size of the unfolded pattern is about 14x14 cm. It took about 10 hours to design and about 1hour to cut and about 2 days to fold (many little elements and not much practice). It's my first original model. Since then, I made another 20 patterns but more abstract-decorative and easier to fold. I'll add some pictures later on. The photo has been done in studio conditions, on a repro table.

I won't add the pattern. I still hope I will sell it someday :p
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revandian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
where is pattern/tempalate?
BloodyPaperAngel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010   Artisan Crafter

zp0lp66 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:dance: XLNT work!
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Damn, that's amazing. How exactly do you go about folding all those little bits? Tweezers? Pliers? Really careful use of fingertips?
phoxic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Hi Chimera, much obliged for the :+fav:

The three of them, actually. And a stencil (I don't have one, I refused to pay 20€ for a piece of metal, so I use a ball pen that ran out of ink). I mark all folding lines with this "tool" before and after cutting, making sure not to tear the paper but applying as much pressure as it takes to crease the folding spot. After that, things get much simpler :D
paperfetish Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Wow, that is a whole lot of cutting and folding in that model. I can see why it took 2 days to fold. All the time and effort was worth it; it looks great.

I love how you did the dome section. What kind of paper did you use?
phoxic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Hi paperfetish! Thanx for the comment :butterflytwo: . I used white bristol paper for this one. I don't recall the weight, tho... pretty thick. Since then, for the newer patterns I managed to find a lighter paper with the same flexybility as this one. I don't know its name...
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