Structural Basis of Architecture

ISBN-10: 0415415470
ISBN-13: 9780415415477
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Description: This is a book about structures that shows students how to "see" structures as integral to architecture, and how knowledge of structures is the basis for understanding both the mechanical and conceptual aspects inherent to the art of building.  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

This is a book about structures that shows students how to "see" structures as integral to architecture, and how knowledge of structures is the basis for understanding both the mechanical and conceptual aspects inherent to the art of building. Analyzing the structural principles behind many of the best known works of architecture from past and present alike, this book places the subject within a contemporary context. The subject matter is approached in a qualitative and discursive manner, and is illustrated by many photographs of architectural projects and structural behaviour diagrams. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, includes worked-out examples, and is perfect as either an introductory structures course text or as a designer#xE2;#xAC;"s sourcebook for inspiration.

Structuring Space
Statics
Loads in an Architectural Context
Materials
The Tension Rod
The Beam and the Slab
The Column and the Wall
The Truss and the Space Frame
The Frame and Lateral Stability
The Cable and the Membrane
The Arch and the Vault
The Dome and the Shell

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