It is often difficult to detect structures' potential deformations and behaviors with the naked eye, which is why interactive education and model-making have proved to be some of the most beneficial methods of learning about structural design.
To help with the learning of structures in a more playful and intuitive way, Brazilian brand Mola, have developed Mola Structural Kits, a selection of interactive physical models that simulate the behavior of architectural structures and create countless design combinations.
Following the success of the Structural Kits 1 and 2, Mola will be launching the Mola Structural Kit 3 in a Kickstarter campaign in a couple of weeks, and to celebrate, the innovative company has once again teamed up with ArchDaily for another exclusive giveaway, offering 10 of our readers the chance to win a complete structural kit, along with additional accessories.
The idea for the Mola Structural Kit was developed by Brazilian architect Márcio Sequeira de Oliveira and validated through his master's degree thesis at the Federal University of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mola I received great reception, becoming the most successful crowdfunding campaign in Brazil at the time of its release.The second installment of the structural kits broadened the possibilities of the first Mola kit, allowing the users to be more elaborate and creative with their designs, due to new adjustable length bars, lightweight connectors, and continuous connection parts.
Mola III will feature a completely new set of cable elements and connections, allowing its users to explore the world of cable structures, such as suspensions bridges, cable net structures, stayed systems, and many more. Numerous designs and structures can be assembled with the new Mola kit since all its pieces can work independently, yet are 100% compatible with pieces of the previous kits.
Update: The winners of the giveaway have now been selected! They are:
- Mola Structural Kit 1: Chen Qiao Ling, Alvaro Serrano, David Quadrini, Juarez de Quadros Barbosa Júnior, Georgios Athanasopoulos
- Mola Structural Kit 2: Lucas de Sousa Saraiva, Miroslav Vodak, Guilherme Cássio Elias, Lucas Buske, Odalys Garcia
10 ArchDaily readers will have the chance to win Mola Structural Kits 1 and 2:
5 participants will each win 1 unit of Mola Structural Kit 1 + 1 package of Adjustable Length Bars (AB) + 1 package of Lightweight Connections (LC), while another 5 participants will each win 1 unit of Mola Structural Kit 2 + 1 package of Adjustable Length Bars (AB) + 1 package of Lightweight Connections (LC).
For your chance to win, simply enter your details in the form below by 9 am EST on Tuesday May 7th.
Terms & Conditions:
If the email address provided by a winning entrant does not work or the entrant does not respond in a timely fashion to claim their prize, then the prize will be redrawn and awarded to another entrant.
By answering "yes" to the final question, entrants give permission for their email address to be provided to Mola.
The email addresses of the winners will also be provided to Mola, regardless of their answer to the final question.
Mola will be in touch with all the winners after the selection to arrange delivery of their prize.
The prizes will be shipped right after the winners are selected