Troxes

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Source

G4G14

Title

Troxes

Creator

Contributor

Jonathan Bobrow

Subject

Puzzle

Description

Like Origami meets Lego. No scissors, tape, or glue. This modular paper cutout is based on triangular geometry and mates with neighbors (edge-connecting) to create tetrahedra, octohedra, and icosahedra. The resulting polyhedra can then mate once again in their volumetric form by face-connecting with other polyhedra.

Troxes were inspired by Jef Raskin's Bloxes, a cardboard architecture exploration. Troxes in contrast are hand-held, created from a beautiful single ply paper called Plike, and promote non-rectilinear spatial exploration and awareness.

Troxes have won numerous awards at Maker Faires and been featured at the MIT Museum, New Museum and MoMath in NYC amongst other top art and design institutions.

Identifier

G14-020

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Troxes,” G4G Gift Exchange Archive, accessed May 22, 2024, https://g4gexchangearchive.omeka.net/items/show/1011.

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