Mola Structural Kit 2 – Practical Structural & Architectural Modeling for real-life analysis

Mola is an interactive physical model that simulates the behavior of architectural structures. The model consists of a set of modular pieces, which are connected through magnetism, allowing countless combinations.

With Mola Structural Kit 1, you can build different structural systems, visualize the movements and deformations of their elements, and have a sensory and proven experience of structural behavior using your own hands, furthering presented in Mola Structural Kit 1, with which you can put it together to create many other structures.

Mola Structural Kit 2 includes more pieces than model 1 and it is a great option if you are not sure which model you want to choose as starters. The structural Kits 1 and 2 are a great introduction, and you may prefer to choose Mola Structural Kit 3 if you are more interested in experimenting with cables.

The aim of such study is to develop, from the experience with the model, an intuitive knowledge of the structural behavior, which is essential for Architects and Engineers, particularly in the conception phase of a project.

The Mola Structural Kit 2 works independently from Mola Structural Kit 1 and requires no prior technical knowledge for you to start studying the structures. It is very simple and instinctive to use and is applicable to both professionals and students, as well as anyone interested in the subject.

This qualitative analysis tool can be used as a resource to conventional methods of study, conception and verification of structures.

Price already includes Brazilian duties and importation paid.

Magnetic assembly.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (box):
Length: 32 cm // 12.6 in
Width: 23.8 cm // 9.4 in
Height: 4.5 cm // 1.8 in

Weight (boxed):
2100 g // 4.6 lbs

Contains 145 parts (shown on product pictures up left):
18 x connections
12 x rigid connections 90º
12 x continuous connections
12 x continuous connections 90º
6 x ground connections
18 x bars of 4
30 x bars of 6
24 x diagonals d4x6
9 x diagonals d6x6
3 x plates 6×6
1 x ground with matrix
Also contains a Manual Book in both Portuguese/English. You can also check the manual here.

With this set you can build different structural configurations and visualize many situations linked to structural concepts such as:

  • Cantilever
  • Continuous beam
  • Grid
  • Buckling effective length
  • Stayed columns
  • Trussed beam
  • Multi-span frame
  • Geodesics