Glen Whitney (Rhombic hexecontahedron)

Metahedron, 3D-printed polylactic acid plastic

[60 F, 120 E, 62 V] This construction celebrates how some polyhedra can be connected face-to-face to create larger structures, including the frameworks of other polyhedra. In this case, tiny regular dodecahedra are used to create the 62 vertices and 120 edges of this star-shaped polyhedron, first described mathematically in 1940. If the individual facets of the small dodecahedra (rather than the larger rhombuses they create) were considered “faces” of this structure, it would need to be located roughly 100 meters (over 100 yards) away at the scale of this exhibit.