QuaDror – could this be useful for Christchurch?

By Aimee Whitcroft 25/02/2011 2


quadror 2On combing the interwebs today for the SMC’s weekly newsletter, I came across something incredible: the QuaDror.

It’s a structural support system which, says the website:

is a new space truss geometry that unfolds manifold design initiatives and can adapt to various conditions and configurations.

Gizmodo has this to say about it:

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.

I’m not an engineer (sadly), but having had a look at the video for this design, and it’s amazing versatility, I can’t help but wonder whether it might not be a very, very useful thing for the Christchuch rebuilding efforts.

Seriously

And the young designer behind it – Israeli Dror Benshetrit – is looking for businesses to partner with to get it out there!

Go here for an awesome article on Fast Co. Design about it

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/20255604[/vimeo]

More fun details about it, with pictures, in the Press Reslease, which can be downloaded here.


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