Wholemovement and The Art of Folding Circles

Last week, I discovered Wholemovement, an interesting origami site about folding circles. The site highlights the beauty of circles and exhibits variety of 3D shapes that can be constructed from it.

To those who want to try the basics, you can read how to fold circles. The page includes procedures on creating a sphere, a tetrahedron, an octahedron, and an icosahedron using a circle. You may also want to explore the Gallery page to view more complicated folds.

Paper folding is closely related to mathematics. We can consider creases as lines, and intersections as points. Folding papers emphasizes congruence, symmetry, and transformation.

To those who are interested in this topic, check out Professor Kazuo Haga’s book Origamics. It is an excellent resource on the mathematics of problem solving.