Sunrise 2014

Sunrise 2014

I drew this after the numbers four and seven spoke it to me.

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A Cube-Based “Bowtie” Symmetrohedron Featuring Six Regular Hexadecagons, Eight Eqilateral Triangles, and Twenty-four Each of Two Types of Icosceles Trapezoid

A Cube-Based Symmetrohedron Featuring Six Regular Hexadecagons, Eight Equilateral Triangles, and Two Types of Icosceles Trapezoids

The two types of trapezoid are shown in blue and green. There are twenty-four blue ones (in eights set of three, surrounding each triangle) and twenty-four green ones (in twelve sets of two, with each set in “bowtie” formation).

This symmetrohedron follows logically from one that was already known, and pictured at http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/projects/symmetrohedra/, with the name “bowtie cube.” Here’s a rotating version, which you may enlarge with a click, if you wish:

dodecagons and hexagons

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Symmetrohedron Featuring Eighteen Regular Octagons, Eight Equiangular Hexagons, and Twenty-four Isosceles Trapezoids

Symmetrohedron Featuring Eighteen Regular Octagons, Eight Equiangular Hexagons, and Twenty-four Isosceles Trapezoids

The regular octagons are of the same size, but of two different types, when one considers the pattern of other faces surrounding them. This is why six of them are yellow, and twelve are red.

If the hexagons and isosceles trapezoids were closer to regularity, this would qualify as a near-miss to the Johnson solids, but it falls short on this test. Is is, instead, a “near-near-miss” — and not the first such polyhedron to appear on this blog, either.

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A Symmetrical Arrangement of Regular Octagons, Triangles, and Squares

A Symmetrical Arrangement of Regular Octagons, Triangles, and Squares

This contains twelve octagons, six squares, and eight triangles. The “holes” in it keep it from being a true polyhedron, but it is my hope than further study of this arrangement may lead to the discovery of new, interesting, and symmetrical polyhedra.

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150 Irregular Hexagons, Rotating About a Common Axis

150 Irregular Hexagons, Rotating About a Common Axis

There are sixty of the irregaular, pentagonal gaps. Also, the hexagons themselves are of three types, two of which are sixty in number, and one of which is thirty in number.

If the gaps are filled, and the color scheme changed to make each of the four polygon-types into its own color-group, this looks, instead, like this (click on it if you wish to see it enlarged). It has 210 faces.

60pentagons and 60and60and30hexagons total faces 210

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A Fifty-Faced, Zonohedrified Form of the Truncated Octahedron

A Zonohedrified Form of the Truncated Octahedron

This zonohedron has fifty faces:

  • 6 regular octagons
  • 8 regular hexagons
  • 24 squares
  • 12 equilateral octagons, the only irregular polygons needed as faces of this polyhedron

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The MetaSnubDodecahedron

The MetaSnubDodecahedron

It’s like the snub dodecahedron’s big brother.

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