One of the most ingenious constructions in Japan is the Art Tower Mito, a 100 meters tall tower designed by the architect Arata Isozaki. Its shape is a geometric figure called tetrahelix (also known as a “Boerdijk–Coxeter helix"), a stacking of tetrahedrons with variable orientation.
An interesting fact about this geometric object is that it can be made by folding a single sheet of paper and you can visit the Art Tower Mito page for a complete origami model. The tower is made from 28 tetrahedrons and features a beautiful observatory at the height of 86 meters.
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