Materials and design, whether in architecture or consumer products, are inextricably interwoven and co-influential. As Patrick Kruithof so aptly states in Future Materials, “It is up to manufacturers to develop these new materials. It is up to designers to transform them into things that have meaning, like ink flowing on the paper of a love […]
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 […]
Sam Lanahan presented for three days in Vegas at the Architecture Expo The C6XTY Exhibit at the Architecture Expo in Las Vegas connected Sam with 21,000+ architectural decision-makers looking for project and product solutions. The exhibit received a 5 star rating from the event producer!
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 […]