With the aim of visually demonstrating the behavior of architectural structures, the Mola model simulates real structures, allowing users to assemble, visualize and feel the structures themselves.
The idea for the interactive model began when Brazilian architect Márcio Sequeira de Oliveira was overseeing a postgraduate course and became concerned with the abstract approach given to topics related to structure.
His resulting Mola model provides a way to both study and teach the behavior of architectural structures.
After receiving positive feedback from people who had used the model, the project mentors launched the first Mola Structural Kit. The Mola model kit uses magnets to connect varying parts and create structural models of different situations.
However, commercially launching the project requires a high investment due to the tools needed to manufacture the pieces. So in order to bring Mola to life the team has launched their campaign on Brazilian crowdfunding site Catarse.
Check out the team’s Catarse page to learn more about their endeavor and for information on how to purchase a kit.