Cairo Tessellation


The Cairo tessellation is a tessellation appearing in the streets of Cairo and in many Islamic decorations. Its tiles are obtained by projection of a dodecahedron, and it is the dual tessellation of the semiregular tessellation of squares and equilateral triangles.

See also

Dodecahedron, Polycairo, Tessellation

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Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry. London: Penguin, p. 23, 1991.Williams, R. The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure: A Source Book of Design. New York: Dover, p. 38, 1979.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Cairo Tessellation." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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