Theoretical framework for the Origami Strategy in Contemporary Architecture

  • Abbas Greiza Al–Kraza
  • Saja Khalid Khalaf
Keywords: Origami, origami strategy, fold paper, folds, origami text


A New patterns emerged for contemporary architectural texts by exploiting an ancient Japanese art called origami art, which means folding one piece of paper to form a variety of shapes without cutting or pasting this paper, and over time the importance of this art has emerged in the field of architecture and has become of great importance in producing Architectural texts with specific characteristics. The need to study origami emerged as a strategy for text production in contemporary architecture. Where the origami strategy is defined as "a strategy to produce an origami text with distinctive design patterns inspired by different references, by means of mechanisms and techniques and according to specific characteristics. The aim of the research is to build an integrated theoretical framework describing the origami as a strategy for producing the architectural text in general and patterns of formatting the shape in light of this strategy in particular.


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How to Cite
Greiza, A. and Khalid Khalaf , S. (2020) “Theoretical framework for the Origami Strategy in Contemporary Architecture”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 19(2), pp. 18-38. doi: 10.36041/iqjap.v19i2.524.
General Architecture: Theory, Design, Methods