Pleated    Structures

Pleated hypars

A hyperbolic parabaloid (hypar) is a common pattern among tensile structures.

There are a couple of pleating patterns that naturally result in the formation of hyperbolic parabaloid shapes.

Square pleated hypar

Twisting triangular pleats

Pleated hypar roof construction


For more information about pleated hypars, these links may be of interest:

Folding hyperbolic paraboloids

Origami Hyperbolic Parabola

Polyhedral Sculptures with Hyperbolic Paraboloids [PDF]

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