From Tensegrity to Flextegrity (aka, “How in the heck did you ever think this up??”) Inventors with strikingly novel concepts are often asked, “How in the world did you ever come up with that idea?”. My experience as author and creator of Flextegrity’s new technology has been no exception. However, my surprise is not that […]
Come visit the Lattice Gallery on November 7th. Experience the innovations and meet the innovator, Sam Lanahan. Portland Oregon FIRST THURSDAY art walk
Building in Tension The Evolution of Synthetic Lattices A lecture by inventor Sam Lanahan “The Evolution of Synthetic Lattices” Sunday, October 13th 3:00pm–5:00pm Stone Soup 306 NW Broadway (right by Lattice Gallery) View the PDF
Every First Thursday: Explorations in Dynamic Equilibrium Visit The Lattice Gallery and see for yourself why lattices are ideal for creating and maintaining all kinds of structures.
What is it? Flextegrity has developed and patented a 3-dimensional tensile lattice that is easily constructed from two component parts. The soccer ball shape is excellent for distributing compressive forces across its surface. Buckminster Fuller described these as ‘islands of compression.’ The balls then are surrounded in a ‘sea of tension.’ Tension and compression can […]
Lattices are both a framework made of metal or metal strips and a regular geometrical arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystalline solid. C6XTY isn’t actually a thing by itself, but a name to a structural form that can be made from almost any substance and on any size, bigger or smaller. It utilizes […]
Join us in Las Vegas June 6–8, 2019 BOOTH 649 AIA Conference on Architecture June 6-8, 2019 Architecture Expo June 6-7, 2019 Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89109
Come see us LIVE at Booth #823 MARCH 18 – 22, 2018 | New Orleans, LA ACS National Meeting & Expo Nexus of Food, Energy & Water
Flextegrity, Inc. is creating and developing advanced polyhedral materials that anticipate and meet the comprehensive demands of civil engineering applications, disaster-resistant housing, environmental solutions, and revolutionary product designs. The foundation of Flextegrity’s intellectual property is a unique and innovative icosahedron and truncated icosahedrons tensile architecture for assembled structural materials. This radically simple yet elegant technology […]
—– TEXT FROM YOUTUBE TRANSCRIPT I’m going to introduce 00:04 you to how to construct the C6XTY ball 00:08 from the six component parts and you’ve 00:11 seen them by now they’ve arrived in the 00:13 mail or a box and we’re gonna at the end 00:16 of this introduction we’re actually 00:18 going to […]
Activate your creativity with C6XTY. Imagine using C6XTY fabric to restore a reef…
We will be the high point of your dwell experience. See us at BOOTH 1914. Dwell on Design, presented in partnership with Dwell Magazine, brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the […]
Flextegrity: Innovations in Structural Optimization View Book Online Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Download PDF Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Purchase Book Amazon [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Chapter5.pdf”]
Flextegrity: Innovations in Structural Optimization View Book Online Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Download PDF Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Purchase Book Amazon [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Chapter2.pdf”]
Strength-to-weight ratio is inherently high even before material choice. Like the strongest “traditional” materials (wood, steel, and reinforced concrete), the geometry has significant strength both in tension and compression, affording greater freedom and efficiency in design and use. Failure-resistance is a natural by-product of the constituent element shape factors and discontinuous geometry, such that tears […]
A simple system that incorporates both tension and compression into a single element.
Assembled Block: Ring & Mortar Lattice
Partial Assembly: Ring & Mortar Lattice
The basic cubo-octahedral cell that forms the nucleus of the material.
This is a basic tower model which illustrates the versitility of the material. Any shape can be made.
Imagine, Urban street- scapes of an infinite variety of forms easily assembled and changed to meet different requirements. A climbing park for example that constantly changes. How cool is that!
Simple, repeatable, factory manufactured modular units that can be stacked. Simple, elegant solutions. Ready made, delivered to the site.
Micro solutions for flexible armor solutions. Reactive armor can anisotropically woven into a multiple protective layers. Lighter weight, flexible, reactive- a much better body protection plan!
Imagine.. a seismically stable structure because the tension members dampen the vibration of energy waves.
Imagine… a new paradigm in construction that anticipates the evolving global need for buildings that can withstand today’s more frequent, severe and disastrous weather and seismic events that often overwhelm conventionally built structures. Present day housing construction is driven by a short-term cost mentality and traditional, patched-together uses of materials that are only as strong […]