The Tower of Babel

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Folding instructions: Building Block Units
This is the primary page for this model.
Paper: metallic paper (very thin for metallic paper, just 80 gsm; paper used metallic side down)
Type: architecture, figurative modular, modular fractal (implies: abstract modular, abstract, figurative, fractal, geometric, mathematical object, modular, multi-sheet)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Units used: Building Block Units, by: Michał Kosmulski
Unit count: 247
Colors: brown and beige
In albums: Models with Dubious Classification, Modular ③ – many units

Side view Top-down view
Images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

This rendition of the Tower of Babel consists of a series of square platforms placed one on top of another and rotated by 45 degrees at each level. This fractal-like structure could be extended indefinitely and as such, can never be finished, just like its biblical counterpart. This also poses an interesting classification challenge: the model is at the same figurative (representing a building) and abstract (being a representation of a fractal, an abstract mathematical object).

The top-down view is a little distorted by the perspective which causes smaller squares in the center (which are closer to the camera) to appear relatively larger than they should. It would probably look better if I was able to take the picture from far away using a high zoom tele-lens.

Made from 247 Building Block Units: 156 × A1, 68 × A2, 8 × Q22, 4 × A4, 4 × D3, 4 × Q16, 1 × D1, 1 × D4, 1 × G10.

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