Seamless Cube

Creation No. 20.04.01
1 rectangular sheet of Elephant Hide paper
Initial Size:
18 cm x 14 cm
Final Size:
4 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm
Pietro Vitelli
A seamless cube is an origami cube that does not have any creases or precreases on any of the faces.
In "literature" several models are known ( Kasahara and Takahama, Haga, Montroll, Ewing, Shafer), very similar, with slight variations; all these models starts from a 4 x 4 square grid, and use the same locking mechanism (a 3 triangular flaps close system)
This model, instead, starts from a 4.5 x 3.5 rectangular grid, and use only one closing point, with a rectangular flap