A General Method for Building Topological Models of Polyhedra

Mircea Draghicescu
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 175–182 Regular Papers


We show how to build 3D topological models of arbitrary convex polyhedra by connecting same-shape pieces. We also show that many well-known tensegrity structures can be obtained as particular instances of this method. We illustrate the method with examples of models made of a variety of materials.