A couple of weeks ago I saw a picture of a little origami house designed by Roman Diaz. I immediately fell in love with this archetypal house and its basic simplicity and symbolism. The question: how to fold it without diagrams?
As it turns out I was pleasantly surprised to find diagrams for this model in the newly published issue of the 4 Esquinas magazine. And not only were there diagrams but also an article written by Román about the design process. So, brush up your Spanish language skills and read that article!
The folding process of the house is delightful and the lock system Román used at the end to secure it all is clean and elegant. Since discovering the house and the diagrams, I have folded so many structures that I now have a village. And I fear it’s a village that’s rapidly growing into a small city.
Thanks to Román Diaz for granting me permission to share this video demonstrating how to fold his charming creation. The folding method I’ve followed differs slightly in the order of diagrammed steps as presented in 4 Esquinas, but the result is identical.
Having had great satisfaction with the house, I’m diving back into 4 Esquinas for further inspiration. Just scanning through the other content offerings my fingers tickle with desire to fold the chessboard (Beatriz Gonzalez), the owl (Esteban Saltos), the butterfly (Daniel Naranjo), the modular (Paolo Bascetta), and peruse the articles on elements of photography (Oscar Osorio) and the division of a line into equal segments (Oscar Rojas). An excellent issue, 4 Esquinas. Thank you!