Origami research started with interest and gradually became a two years research project. Yi-Chin tried to find the gap that could form a research objective through folding practice and contextual review. In the beginning, she folded various structures to understand the principle and possibility of this craft. The research presented in a series of works about different origami modules and structuring methods. All the developed origami modules can build spacial structures and apply 2.5D pattern on the surface to mediated space dynamic.

Spiky Family


During the exploration of origami application, Yi-Chin found out the studies of origami tube, which is based on Miura structure. Origami tube obtained the feature of original origami structure but also reinforced the structure itself by forming the tube system. She discovered that, the space created by joining two pieces of origami sheets provides a chance to develop a modular object. The characteristic of the modular object gives origami an opportunity to become a self-supported system.

Module Variation

The connection was one of the features of origami tube, and this feature triggers me to develop serials of modular objects based on origami structure. Yi-Chin added an extra self- supporting base to make the structure self-standing. In the end, I created a family of modular origami structures by form variation. Each shape is slightly different, and after the combination, the structures can function differently.


Chevron Wall

Modular Weaving Partition
The origami unit was able to freely form the curvature and deliver a feeling of logic rhythm. Yi-Chin used grasshopper to simulate the possibilities of the space layout. When building the space scale pavilion, she applied traditional mould process to produce folding crease on each flat unit. After folding, each module unit were woven together by the paper street and finally forming a space.

Basic Chevron Unit





Folding Curtain
The project name ‘X-unit’ refers to the creasing pattern of the final design. The folding unit was inspired by ‘waterbomb’ folding. With this project, the origami structure was broken down into the smallest unit and then the assembling method was explored. Translucent polypropylene was chosen as the final material, and moulded to produce a creased pattern. The unit can be assembled into an irregular form; it is therefore very suitable to act as the curtain in this exhibition, allowing natural light to shine in to the exhibition space.

Module Variation

Form Morphing

Customized mold for mass production
The Pattern, Object, Movement exhibition in NCKU Art Center, 2017 Taiwan Design Expo.
Exhibited in 2017 Taiwan Design EXPO