Degree Project: Ornament Sublime. QuaDror, a New Structural Joint to Build On. Posted by Robert Blinn | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments (8) Core77 had the opportunity to be invited into Dror Benshetrit's Studios to take a glimpse at QuaDror, his new structural joint.
QuaDror is a lap joint construction that provides for limited freedom of movement without the use of a traditional pin. Chicago housing. Location: chicago, illinoisprogram: residentialstatus: designdate: 2009 Advancement in technology has allowed architects to explore new ideas for structural systems, now moving from the more conventional styles of bearing walls, lateral framing, and bracing to more intricate and appealing approaches.
Lattices, exoskeletons, and the like, have all been precedents of these investigations and offer a unique aesthetic to an already efficient make-up. Being interested in this approach, I attempted to expand on this idea and apply other systems to the same language, having the ability to incorporate structure with lighting, air, and /or water to areas deemed fit. using branching as an organizational strategy, the cores and envelope of the building were envisioned as the “trunks” of the project. Stress Sensitive Mesh. Adaptive Structure. P_007 evolutionary computation. Form follows function.
This famous and disputed demand, associated mainly with architectural modernism in the 20th century, seems to be most valid when looking at biological systems: In these systems the form and structure of a biological entity equips the organism best for survival. In order to succeed, biological structures are highly complex systems with the aim of reaching an optimized solution for any given requirement.