Semi-Regular Tessellation

Semi-Regular Tessellation

Tesselation created from at least two types of regular polygons.

  • Not all arrangements of regular polygons create semi-regular tessellations.
  • A semi-regular tessellation is uniform but not regular.


Among the eight possibilities of semi-regular tessellations, this example is characterized by the n-tuple (3, 3, 4, 3, 4). This n-tuple indicates, in the given order, the number of sides in each of the regular polygons that share the same vertex in the tessellation.


(3, 3, 4, 3, 4) : The regular polygons found in a clockwise direction about the vertex indicated by the black dot are a triangle (3), a triangle (3), a square (4), a triangle (3) and a square (4). The same applies to all the vertices of this tessellation.

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