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In a style that resembled an origami figure the building had "folded" stainless steel planes that peaked into one of his "cloud" roofs. Yokohama International Port Terminal which was designed by Foreign Office Architects is another building that had a steel plate ceiling that resembled folded origami paper. For people who are working with these techniques on a regular basis, the possibilities for creations rely on their imagination and creativity. Although the finished products are elaborate and obviously a challenge for the inexperienced person, the art of origami often uses two basic folds - the origami bird base and the origami square base. One must be very patient when attempting an origami project. Attentiveness or awareness is also essential in our daily existence. Whatever environment we find ourselves in it is important to be aware of the situation and activity around you. The art of origami teaches people to be aware and to pay attention. By bringing each edge over to the next line you will end up making even more equal vertical strips. The Fan - with either a square or rectangular piece of paper fold a Cupboard. Open the Cupboard; three valley folds (downward angles) divide the Cupboard into four equal sized strips. Turn the figure over; fold the edges onto the outer lines making two mountain folds. A single fold can bisect and angle twice or as in the case of a reverse fold, make 4 triangles at once. When the first steps to making a figure are applied to other figures, resulting in a number of figures having common shapes, the common shapes are called bases. There are several established bases such as the bird, the kite, the windmill and the water-bomb to name a few. They would learn that this popular activity is not just a form of art but a form of therapy, rehabilitation and education as well. When connected to an origami-related website there will likely be links provided to similar sites. If really interested in learning about this activity, an individual has ample opportunity if using the Internet. 

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