Elevators Origami Tessellation


There's a neat technique that uses the fold angles of various shapes to have one flow into the other seamlessly. Unlike twist folds which just spin off the axis of another twist, these folds share the same fold angles. 

It's similar, but a little different. It allows for slightly different arrangements and configurations of the shapes on the grid. 

This type of fold relationship is also somewhat easier to execute. Each shape flows directly into the next. 

Unlike twists, the patterns are more linear than round. 

This one is rhombuses and open back hexes. 

Instead of a typical circular pattern, they form rows because of the nature of their angular connections. 

I've used this technique before. It offers some different structures while still using the standard shapes. 

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