Barn-Raising an Endo-Pentakis-Icosi-Dodecahedron

Eva Knoll and Simon Morgan
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (1999)
Pages 131–136


The workshop is planned as the raising of an endo-pentakis-icosi-dodecaherdon with a 1 meter edge length. This collective experience will give the participants new insights about polyhedra in general. and deltahedra in particular. The specific method of construction applied here, using kite technology and the snowflake layout allows for a perspective entirely different from that found in the construction of hand-held models or the observation of computer animations. In the present case, the participants will be able to pace the area of the flat shape and physically enter the space defined by the polyhedron.