Modified Buckyball (120 edges)
Folding instructions: Penultimate Unit, PHiZZ
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Paper: copy paper (note block)
Type: other modular polyhedron (implies: abstract modular, abstract, balls and polyhedra, geometric, mathematical object, modular balls and polyhedra, modular, multi-sheet, other polyhedra)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Units used: Penultimate Unit, PHiZZ, by: Robert Neale, Tom Hull
Unit count: 120
In albums: Modular ③ – many units, Showcase
This is my experiment in modular origami made from two different types of units: 60 PHiZZ and 60 Penultimate units. These two kinds of modules are quite similar, so I decided to try using both in a single model. The result is a buckyball whose pentagonal faces protrude a little from the ball’s main body, giving it a very distinct, “organic” look. This shape can be considered an intermediate between the 120-edge buckyball and the dodecahedron with prisms on all faces.