Sol Oh, Hyunsook Oh & Hongtaek Hwang*

University Students & Professor, Director and Corresponding Artist*
Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Agency of Hands-On Science Class, Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Gumi, South Korea

It is well known that the truncated icosahedron is a geometric model of sphere and also it originated from the ancient greek's great philosopher Plato's cosmic imagination based on mathematics. The soccer ball "Telstar" and nano technology molecule model "Fullerene" are realities of it.

For a given RPS, it is possible for us to image a creative pattern derived from sphere by applying the usual sphere formation scheme to the given RPS. Eventually, through a series of tube design experiments, we can establish a tube designed reality of this creative pattern image. We call this reality the Archimedean star with respect to the given RPS.

Archimedean Dome CSH
Archimedean Dome CSH
15"x17"x17"
Geometric Tube Design
2012

The figure of 「Archimedean Dome CSH」 is a view from a central position over the dome.

We define an Archimedean dome by a dome type modification derived from a chain of certain Archimedean stars which fulls a lots of it's interior. Since the composition above is a chain consisting of all kinds of Archimedean stars, it must be an Archimedean dome.

Original Think Tank of Spherical Regular Triangle
Original Think Tank of Spherical Regular Triangle
10"x10"x10"
Geometric Tube Design
2011

In 2011, It was the original sparkling inspiration to design the spherical regular triangle at that times.

Archimedean Horizontal Star at Introductive Level No. B-8
Archimedean Horizontal Star at Introductive Level No. B-8
4"x4"x4"
Geometric Tube Design
2013

It's beautiful !

This composition was supported by Research Fund, Kumoh National Institute of Technology