Origami is an art culture with over a thousand years of history. It is the art of folding any type of materials to create sculptural designs. The ultimate goal of this project is to create three dimensional recursive forms through folding and sculpting techniques. We tried to design a origami garment which is made by folding without any cutting or stitching.

German designer Jule Waibel has created 25 of her folded paper dresses for fashion brand Bershka’s shop windows around the world. Jule Waibel produces the dresses by hand-pleating large sheets of paper into forms that fit the body. Each takes over ten hours to complete.


Material: Polypropylene
Material Thickness: 5 mm
Program: Rhino
Machine: Rayjet500 (p59)
Laser Strategies: Engraving
Power: 35
Speed: 60
Power: 60
Speed: 3.5
Total Time: 1.5 minutes


Introduction to Digital Fabrication G21 is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in (2021) by:
Students: Nader Akoum, Maegan Enright, Aswin Kumar Ganesan
Faculty: Ricardo Mayor, Lana Awad, Shyam Francesco Zonca