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Grimshaw conflicts with sphere of influence

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The summer 2000 issue of MetalWorks had an item on Nicholas Grimshaw's Eden project (AJ 6.7.00).

The article reports a Russian method for 'designing geodesic spheres with planar hexagons'.However, Hermann Weyl in his book Symmetry, points out that 'a hexagonal net covering the sphere is impossible owing to a fundamental formula of topology'.Who is correct, Weylor Grimshaw?

Alex Chablo, Manchester

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