Quadror: A structural support system, by Studio Dror

The first ever prototype frame for the QuaDror being made in the MetaLab in Texas

The first ever prototype frame for the QuaDror being made in the MetaLab in Texas

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The unique space truss geometry - QuaDror - is made from the assembly of four identical L-shaped pieces

The unique space truss geometry - QuaDror - is made from the assembly of four identical L-shaped pieces, either thin resulting in a trestle structure, or thick resulting in a solid panel.

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The collapsible system

The collapsible system allows for rapid assembly and a transition from closed and flat to open and self-standing

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QuaDror is a new space truss geometry that unfolds manifold design initiatives

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

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The unique structure can adapt to a variety of conditions and configurations

The unique structure can adapt to a variety of conditions and configurations and be used in a number of different ways, including in architecture

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Another example of a potential Quadror building

Another example of a potential Quadror building

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A Quadror wall

A Quadror wall

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The Quadror system being used for a bridge

The Quadror system being used for a bridge

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as a barrier

as a barrier

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as a villa

as a villa

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as a trestle table

as a trestle table

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as a pop-up structure

as a pop-up structure

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as an easy-assemble dwelling

as an easy-assemble dwelling

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as a pavillion

as a pavillion

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Further experimentations with the Quadror system in the studio include this Quadror made out of books

Further experimentations with the Quadror system in the studio include this Quadror made out of books

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and Quadror built out of wood into a sculpture

and Quadror built out of wood into a sculpture

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A watercolour of the QuaDror system used in the Guggenheim

A watercolour of the QuaDror system used in the Guggenheim

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).