Geometric Paper Folding: Dr. David Huffman
Nov 1996
David Huffman has been creating some very complex and
original folded structures. He works with both straight and
curved folds, using mathematical techniques that he has
developed over many years.
Mr. Huffman teaches at the University of California
at Santa Cruz.
Here are three examples of his work.
The piece above was created by 4 parabolic curved folds that
meet in a central square.
This "earthquake" pattern consists of many straight folds.
The position of each fold was calculated and plotted on
the surface by hand.
Here 4 free hand curves were used to make this unusual
surface.
A very simple surface can be made by making
two folds in the center, one straight and one curved.
These two folds conspire to remove material from the
center of the sheet. A symmetric saddle structure results.
