Today I finally got around to learning how to “fold paper” (I mean really folding paper). The art of origami has been an interest of mine for a long time, especially how it relates to the world of architecture, nature and structural compositions. I recently started the book Folding Techniques for Designers from Sheet to Form: by Paul Jackson, a renowned expert and educator in the field of origami. The first fold of 16 linear divisions (lower right) took me by surprise, as if I knew how to do this already… I really didn’t. The basic lesson was learning to fold/crease the paper only once and not having to bend back any particular fold. The next (top left) is a 16 rotational division fold similar to the first in technique. The other 3 are symmetrical repeats with transformations and beginning to get difficult like the first time a student of architecture is asked to draw a ceiling plan (by laying down on the floor and looking up). I’m looking forward to learning more about this art form and incorporating a broader knowledge of folding geometry in my architectural designs.