The QuaDror: An Ingenuous New Way To Build

It has more structural strength, both horizontally and vertically, than a traditional A-frame, though it can be folded totally flat for economical shipping. It scales terrifically. It has potential applications in disaster relief, bridge-building, low-income housing, sound-insulation and art, though its elegant shape and movement is already pretty damn artful itself. It’s called the QuaDror, a structural element developed by Israeli designer Dror Benshetrit, and it is poised to make a splash in any number of disciplines.

Fast Co. Design has a close look at why, exactly, it has designers and engineers so geeked—one leading structural-engineering firm deemed its strength “outstanding;” that might have something to do with it—but what’s most exciting is that the true potential for the QuaDror might still be yet to be discovered. [Fast Co. Design]


About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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