Math & Science Behind Our Terrariums

22 August 2017

There’s a lot of math that goes in to making these geometric shapes. Take the Pentakis for example, it’s composed from 40 isosceles triangles and 40 equal lateral triangles. Each need to be accurate for the whole puzzle to fit. One degree off at the base means it compounds it’s error x2 every layer up. Our briolette terrarium constructed from a decagon base with 13 levels of diamond shapes meant if we were 1 degree off at the bottom, the top facets would be 13 degrees off on the top. It’s been a challenge and still is till this day as all items are hand made.

Some people have ask why not just laser cut it. The answer is simple, someone in my company looses their job if i sent it to the machines. In the modern world of machinery and perfect replication, a hand made items is just so much more personal. What we believe in is personal, we giving you a tiny piece of the earth, alive. It’s as personal as it could get. This is the philosophy of Ae Terrariums.

Now the science… lot of this lies in the heart of the landscape. We’ve tested each and every terrarium with it’s own landscape to ensure they work. A lot of science and engineering has changed ht design of the glass to suit the environment it contains. Our bases has revolutionised, we start with no base. Then realised they need drainage. Overtime when we the woodland were introduced, it need to water itself. The more landscapes we include in our range the further we push ourselves in engineering the best possible glass structure to keep these landscapes alive. Now with the introduction of our automated terrarium, electronics have been included in a micro-scale. Making these impossible glass containers even more functional is exactly what we are about. The engineering and science of terrariums.