Folding via Stretching

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Folding is an effective method for making three-dimensional form because it turns flat material into the third dimension. Apart from its formal qualities you can gain structural stiffness into otherwise planar materials by introducing folds into material to increase the selfsupporting effective span and rigidity of your design. Creased surfaces, folded plates and wrapped volumes are methods of folding. In architectural design folding is also quiet often achieved through stretching the surface. Characteristic is always the continuity of space folded surfaces create.

If you are able to unroll or unfold the surfaces of your design into two dimensional surfaces for digital production than you can produce your design efficiently with CNC milling and laser cutting.

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