Creative Visions

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 […]

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C6XTY – building and creating with nature

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 […]

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