Y & X

Ernesto Pastore - Ernesto Pastore

The Y and X components, are a family of 3d printed blocks that in combination with themselves or one another; can be used for a variety of applications, for instance like a planter, room divider or a façade. The Y block is the larger and main piece, the X block is used mainly as a connector, to creates variety in the configurations.

The components can be connected by snapping them together from various sides; this allows to create multiple configurations on 4 different axes. Using a triangular setup, the block has a strong resistance to both, axial and compressive forces.

The geometry is complex, and currently can only be manufactured by additive technologies. Materials are selected depending on the application. The prototypes, have been produced with biodegradable PLA.

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