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William O'Brien's Twins Houses Use the Math Principle of Dissection

 - Aug 17, 2011
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The Twins Houses were inspired by the twin brothers that it was built for. They use the mathematical principle of dissection in which any two regular polygons with equal areas can be divided into sets of similar shapes. By specifically using minimal dissection, the Twins Houses are an arrangement of five identical parts that make up two different shapes.

Cleverly and creatively designed by Cambridge-based architect William O'Brien Jr., the Twins Houses are located in Upstate New York. Since volumes within each building are the same, simply pieced together distinctively, the Twins Houses have the exact same square footage and the same geometric composition. This can be likened to the genetic makeup of the Twins they were built for.