semi regular

After “parquet deformation of islamic patterns” post, I decided to improve that by adding a semi-regular tessellation. This and other designs are explained in 3rd chapter of Craig S. Kaplan’s phD dissertation (here). This time I tried to construct a semi-regular tessellation, particularly the 4.8 one, because it seems interesting explorations mostly emerge from truncated squares and their patterns. We know equilateral triangle and hexagon are also fundamental shapes for tessellations, but square is somehow makes difference in most compositions. Here is my working file if you are interested to check […]

This is a semi-regular tessellation of vertex arrangement 4.8.8. It’s octagonal and square forms are all generated from data lists provided by new version of subdivide component (Old one was processing points in a different fashion. I don’t know why they changed that). Anyway, a lexical operation is needed to convert this list into a more useful for this exercise. You can download the source definition here [2011_12_25_srtessela]. However you need to define a surface in order to start it. The component labeled with “pattern” is actually the data list […]