Troxes are interlocking, origami building bricks, designed as an alternative to the common right-angled blocks.

While rectangular and cubic blocks may be reassuringly familiar, they don’t push the limits of spatial thinking. Made from Plike (a paper manufactured to feel like plastic), Troxes use methods similar to origami to expand the possible configurations of building blocks. Pieces bend at the creases and interlock symmetrically. Intended for all ages, Troxes use play as a way to encourage children and adults to reconsider our relationship to space and construction.

MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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