Monday, December 23, 2013

Pentagonal Shape

This is designed by Andrea Russo. You can visit her page at
There are no available diagrams of this model yet. I just reverse-engineered this thing from the photo. I was surprised I was able to make it since I’m super terrible at reverse-engineering models from the photos.
I think it can be considered as a recursive tessellation, like the hydrangea, since the same shape keeps appearing smaller and smaller in the middle.
There is one little problem with this model……Remember that you can make a pentagon out of a hexagon simply by folding 2 points together? Yes, but it will not be a flat model….it will form a cone. But, once you let go, the model will become flat again. That is the problem with Russo’s design.
But, if the right (strong and thick) paper is used, your hard works will be rewarded by this:
OFF TOPIC STATEMENT: For all those who have prayed and helped for the recovery of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (local: Yolanda) which have devastated my beloved country, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Your kindness will forever be written in the hearts of the victims of this devastating Typhoon. <3

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