Twisted D-Forms: Design and Construction of D-Forms with Twisted Prismatic Handles with Developable Sides

Qing Xing, Gabriel Esquivel, Ergun Akleman
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 323–328


In this paper, we present Twisted D-Forms that are constructed by connecting faces of a planar polyhedra with a set of twisted prismatic handles with developable sides. We have designed and constructed a variety of twisted D-Forms using sheet metals or papers. These shapes consist of only a small number of pieces that are cut with laser cutter. Figure 1 shows an example of such twisted D-forms.