Floors of Derelict Buildings with Tile-Like Patterns

I haven’t posted something more artistic for a while, more exactly the last post is on 7th February about Ashley Zelinskie’s sculptures. After sculptures, I have floors today ^_^ I have found this incredible artist Javier de Riba, who spray-paints abandoned buildings, but not in the usual way. Instead of working on the interior or exterior walls of the buildings he finds, he uses the floors as his canvas, mapping out bright geometric patterns both large and small.

javierderiba_bungalow_1 javierderiba_karratuak_1 javierderiba_oreneta_1 javierderiba_sants_1

To make it more interesting, let us think about what tessellation is. The definition from Wikipedia:

A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries.

The mathematical part is very interesting and looking at this images I find them extremely beautiful and educational. If you want to read more about tessellation I recommend the Wikipedia article first. Also, there are a couple of books on the domain. From the introductory one (more for children): Geometry & Tesselations Unit Study (which can be read online for free) to more advanced ones: Symmetry and Tesselations: Investination Patterns (Investigating Patterns, Grades 5-8) and Non-Euclidean Tesselations and Their Groups (Pure & Applied Mathematics).


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