©2004 Akio HIZUME ?
kit: 210*297mm (A4 size)
assembled: 170*170*330mm Color: Gold
The Fibonacci Tower is not only an art object, but also an architectural model, a science toy, or an ornament for Christmas.
The Fibonacci Tower is reversible. You can assemble it either clockwise or counter-clockwise. It is very easy to assemble and disassemble. If you bundle the parts, they take up very little space. The assembled tower is a very elastic structure, balancing exquisitely without falling down.
Fibonacci Tower and Mr. Gabriel Perko-Engel
Photo: Mr. Peter Engel
This model was constructed with glue.
Your eye can trace many spirals on its surface, like a sunflower or pine
cone. Notice that every spiral is based on a Fibonacci number. (The
Fibonacci numbers are 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34... Each number in this
sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers.) For every spiral, the
difference between adjacent parts is one of these numbers. This pattern
follows the same principle as the leaf arrangement of many plants. It is
a very effective structure to reflect light or sound diffusely. This is
a strategy of plants that you can learn through the experience of
assembling the Fibonacci Tower.
 Kazuo AZUKAWA, "Sunflower Seed," Sugaku-Seminar, July, 1985.
 Akio HIZUME, "Life and Architecture," 1990.
 Akio HIZUME, "Sunflower Tower," MANIFOLD #07, 2003.
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