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QuaDror: A New Way to Build

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“It’s hard to get your head around what, exactly, to call Dror Benshetrit’s latest brainstorm, the QuaDror. “Structural element” sounds too stodgy, something from the back shelves of the Architect’s Warehouse Supply store. “Ingenious Building Gizmo” is closer, but lacks the gravitas to capture the many possible functions – some philanthropic, some serious load-bearing, some fancy pants artistic — for which this invention is suitable.

Engineers would call the QuaDror a “space truss geometry,” a wonky term for a sort of geometrical jujitsu: a structural joint that looks a little like a sawhorse, but can fold flat, making it both stunningly sturdy, remarkably flexible, and aesthetically pleasing. Today, the world is getting its first look at this marvel in person, when the Israeli designer introduces his brainchild at Africa’s pre-eminent design conference, Design Indaba, in Cape Town.”

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