Design, Mathematics

Quasi-cristalline tilings in Islamic Architecture

That sure is a mouth full :) If you’re into tilings, symmetry and computer graphics like I am, you’ll love not only the beautiful results, but also the elegant mathematics behind it.

Check the paper here: Decagonal and Quasi-Crystalline Tilings in Medieval Islamic Architecture by Peter J. Lu1 and Paul J. Steinhardt (don’t worry, no math formula’s after the jump!)

And while we’re at it, I’d love to combine the work we did on the Epa:kato design tool with the use of images. Some methods are explained in the last sections of the following paper:

Enjoy! ;) Dihedral Escherization by Craig S. Kaplan & David H. Salesin

Escherization

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