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Polyhedra in architecture. Part 5


Architects have used the elements of polyhedra in designing their constructions since ancient times. Nowadays this approach distinguishes buildings among thousands of others.

The Ministry of Defense in USA has the shape of a regular pentagon.



The name “Pentagon”, familiar to everyone, comes from the Greek “penta” which means "five" and reflects the pentagonal shape of the building.

Team ART Kosekoma (our partner) made an interesting collection of architectural structures which have polyhedra or similar elements in their design:


Nets solids of revolution

What happens if a flat geometric shape, such as a rectangle, begins to rotate rapidly relative to...

Archimedean polyhedra

< Archimedes, a scientist from the Ancient Greece, discovered 13 types of polyhedra, called...

Stellated octahedron - a challenging task

A new and unusual way of making a model of Stellated polyhedron was discovered by a German...

Polyhedron. What is it?

A polyhedron is a solid bounded by flat polygons, which are called faces. Sides of the faces are...

Magic sides in points of shipment at own expense

For your convenience we have reduced the cost of delivery of the sets "Magic Sides" many times!

Practical use of paper models

Quite often a question about a practical use of paper models pops up.  What is the point of paper...

Polyhedra in architecture. Part 3. The Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders, was built in the 3d century BC in an...