Rhombic Dodecahedron


A polyhedron that fills allspace.

Rossiter Model of a Rhombic Dodecahedron


Rossiter wrote: The mid-point of twisting between a cuboctahedron and rhombic dodecahedron. The cords form a shape close to a small rhombicuboctahedron. It has the 14 faces of the cuboctahedron (6 squares and 8 triangles) and the 12 rhombi of the rhombic dodecahedron. The struts are arranged as 6 squares, arranged in parallel pairs offset by an 1/8 of a turn.

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Rhombic Dodecahedron by Rossiter




Portal to Polyhedra
A series on polyhedra and associated tensegrities
  1. Platonic: Cube, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Octahedron, Tetrahedron
  2. Archimedan: Cuboctahedron, Jitterbug, Rhombic Dodecahedron, Stella Octangula, Tricontahedron
  3. Form: Prism, Torus
  4. Concepts: Naming
Access by no. of struts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21, 30, 60, 90, 270, 540; Procedures: 3, 30