Monday, May 28, 2012

Polygon or Building?:Pagoda

This is a pagoda, a classic chinese building, it base is a hexagon, so it's a hexagonal prism.
Almost we can see other polygons like octogons that cross the prism.
But not all the pagodas has hexagonal shape, for example this has a square shape

Name:Pagoda Sun and Moon
Author:Lee Wang Ming
Function:It is used for religious events
Shape:Hexagonal Prism
Materials:Only wood without cloves
Characteristics:They were constructed in the 3rd century Before Christ.But they resist better than a new building.The name is derived from the french.But this Pagoda is a new version.
Construction:between 1964 and 1966
Localization:Near to the Shan lake and the Li river

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