0.00 $
 0 item(s)

Multifaceted hearth

Multifaceted hearth

For a primeval man, fire once became a new form of social life. The night ceased to be an inevitable black collapse, and the value of fire made a person give him a sacred meaning. The fire itself became a keeper and protector.
There was a tradition for the whole family to sit by the fire and it became a symbol of the hearth.

 

The modern world no longer requires us to prepare food on an open fire, but something still still attracts so much to the fiery hearth.
Enthusiasts, having an artistic taste, suggest that we replace the usual bonfire or brazier with a bonfire bowl. Moreover, it looks like a real work of art:

bonfire bowl
 

The technology of creation is as follows. First, two custom-made steel hemispheres are welded together. Then a drawing is applied to the sphere and cut out with a plasma cutter. But those who are familiar with mathematics went further, suggesting a polyhedron as a hearth form:

polyhedron hearth form
 
A polyhedron, a truncated icosahedron, was taken as a basis. Better known in wide circles for coloring a soccer ball.
truncated icosahedron
 
 
truncated icosahedron
Several top faces have been removed. What for? Well, the answer here should be obvious in order to throw firewood at the top!
 
 
The faces themselves are steel plates, but not solid, but containing a pattern.
Oxygen enters the hearth through these openings, supporting the burning process, and we can admire the graceful silhouettes against the backdrop of fire.
polyhedron hearth form
 
 The ideal geometric shape of a truncated icosahedron finds more and more new applications.

Popular

Why paper?

Sometimes you hear the question: “Why did you choose paper (or more precisely, design cardboard) to...

What Magic Edges issue to start from?

Suppose you first saw the edition “Magic Edges” on the counter of a bookstore or on Internet...

Chaos Star in Moscow

The Spanish artist Okuda...

Archimedean Polyhedra

Archimedes, a scientist from Ancient Greece, discovered thirteen types of polyhedra, now called...

Stellated octahedron - a challenging task

This is a new, very unusual way to create a star octahedron model. The polyhedron itself was...

An article in the journal Science and Life

One of the most famous magazines in Russia - popularizers of science with 115 years of history has...

Mathematical properties of the Platonic solids

One can specify the following mathematical characteristics in each of the five Platonic solids: 1....