Triskelion Block Families

Akihiro Matsuura and Hiroshi Shirane
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 371–374 Short Papers


We present families of construction blocks based on the classical iconographic pattern called a triskelion. The blocks have a unique way of connection that reminds us of a gymnastic pose of physically-balanced two persons and that also gives the blocks tiling properties and expressive power of constructing a variety of shapes. We fabricated prototypes and confirmed the basic connections and the possibility for creating various balanced objects.