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Eight Kite-Rhombus Solids, Plus Five All-Kite Polyhedra — the Convex Hulls of the Thirteen Archimedean-Catalan Compounds

In a kite-rhombus solid, or KRS, all faces are either kites or rhombi, and there are at least some of both of these quadrilateral-types as faces. I have found eight such polyhedra, all of which are formed by creating the … Continue reading

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Shield Mandala

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Two Dozen Kites Each, in Three Sets, as Faces of a Polyhedron

This was created using Stella 4d, a program you can buy, or try for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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Five Polyhedra Featuring Kites, as Well as Other Polygons, as Faces

Software credit: I used Stella 4d (available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php) to create these polyhedral images.

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An Oblique Truncation of the Tetrahedron

This polyhedron has sixteen faces: four equilateral triangles, and a dozen kites. It was created using Stella 4d, which may be found at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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A Polyhedron Featuring 180 Kites as Faces, Plus Related Polyhedra

If one starts with the great rhombicosidodecahedron, then makes a compound of it, and its dual, and then forms the convex hull of that compound, this is the result: This polyhedron has 180 faces, all of them kites. What’s more, … Continue reading

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Flying Kites into the Snub Dodecahedron, a Dozen at a Time, Using Tetrahedral Stellation

I’ve been shown, by the program’s creator, a function of Stella 4d which was previously unknown to me, and I’ve been having fun playing around with it. It works like this: you start with a polyhedron with, say, icosidodecahedral symmetry, … Continue reading

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