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November 12, 2006

Mathematics in Design

This is a sphereflake:
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The sphereflake is created by orienting spheres symmetrically around a larger sphere. The process is continued with spheres of exponentially smaller sizes around these smaller spheres and repeating the process infinitely.

The sphereflake can then be attached to others to create more complex patterns.
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This is just one example of how mathematics is used to design and create objects of beauty. Through math architects can create spaces that are pleasing to the eye through symmetry and proportionality.