Hidra / Rhombic Dodecahedron

HIDRA is a stainless-steel sculptural piece, that draws its name from one of the 48 constellations Ptolomeo registered back in the II Century and is one of the biggest one known so far.

HIDRA is conformed by a single module that repeats itself six times constructing a complex spherical symmetry. In mathematical terms, this structure shows the dual relationship of the tetrahedron with itself. Each module is constructed by a set of two different pieces of laser cut stainless steel.

This sculpture expresses the intent of Estudio Cerisola to constantly push the boundaries of what can be achieved through Geometry and applied in new constructions. This piece is assembled and welded manually by master blacksmiths from Mexico City and, can be installed both indoors and outdoors.

Designer: Pedro Cerisola
Year: 2017
Edition: Limited to three pieces and one author´s proof
Dimensions: Ø 42 cm / Ø 16.5 in
Material: Stainless steel