A Polyhedron Made of Kites and Rhombi


A Polyhedron Made of Kites and Rhombi

In this polyhedron, the twelve rhombic faces are in the same position as the faces of a rhombic dodecahedron — but narrowed, so as to make room for the kites. As for the kites, there are 24 of them — in eight sets of three. These set-of-threes’ positions correspond to those of the faces of an octahedron.

Software credit: I made this with polyhedron-manipulation software called Stella 4d. If you wish to purchase it, or try the free trial download, here’s the site to visit:


An Icosahedron Variant Featuring Kite-Stars


An Icosahedron Variant Featuring Kite-Stars

This variant of the icosahedron has five kites meeting at each of its twelve vertices, forming what I call the twelve “kite-stars” of this polyhedron. Also, two kites meet at the midpoint of each of the icosahedron’s thirty edges. The emplacement of the kites changes the triangular faces of the icosahedron into equilateral, but non-equiangular, hexagons.

Software credit: see http://www.software3d.com/stella.php to try or buy Stella 4d, the software I used to create this image.