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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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A Cluster of Twenty Great Icosahedra, Excavated from the Faces of a Central Icosahedron, Along with Its Dual

These twenty great icosahedra were excavated from the faces of a central icosahedron, which is concealed in the figure’s center. These excavations exceed the limits of the central icosahedron, resulting in each great icosahedron protruding in a direction opposite that … Continue reading

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A Virtual Zomeball

For physical modeling of polyhedra, I often use Zometools (available at http://www.zometool.com), which use Zomeballs as nodes for a ball-and-stick modeling system. To make virtual models such as the one above, though, I use Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator (available at … Continue reading

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