Matt Gilbert

Islamic Tiles Animation

An animation of the mathematics behind the patterns used in Medieval Islamic architecture, based on the research of Peter Lu. Peter Lu found that certain tile patterns have very interesting mathematical properties, including irrational tile ratios and self-similarity at different scales.

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For more in-depth information on the mathematics behind these patterns, along with other fascinating research, check out Peter's site.

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Source code: islamic_tiler2 scales tiledraw xml

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