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Lightweight Construction Element

weight reduction by using a crystal structure

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The lightweight construction element, a creation by the designer and architect Jens-Hagen Wüstefeld, represents a material-independent, purely constructive way of accomplishing material efficiency. The elements consist of a crystal lattice comprised of triangles, a structure capable of withstanding introduced forces from all directions and distributing them to the adjoining areas and edges. This structure has enabled a weight reduction of 85 percent as compared to solid material. Round, spherical and profiled elements can be made of different materials and directly linked with one another. Any type of material can be used to produce the elements by simply making diagonal cuts in strips of the chosen material and interlocking the strips with one another.

 

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