Masted Structures in Architecture [NOOK Book]

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This is the first fully comprehensive survey and analysis of masted structures and covers examples that have evolved during the past three decades.

Masted Structures are one of the most interesting developments in post-war architecture resulting from a combination of technology, structural engineering theory and a collaboration between architects and engineers.

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Masted Structures in Architecture

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Overview

This is the first fully comprehensive survey and analysis of masted structures and covers examples that have evolved during the past three decades.

Masted Structures are one of the most interesting developments in post-war architecture resulting from a combination of technology, structural engineering theory and a collaboration between architects and engineers.

This is an essential guide for architects to the structural and constructional implications of masted forms in relation to space enclosure, patterns of loading and use of differing materials and techniques. This useful volume will enable architects and engineers to understand the origins, development and nature of masted structures and will provide a stimulating basis for future design.

Audience: Architects, structural engineers, designers, students, building developers.

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One of the most interesting developments in post-war architecture, masted structures have resulted from the combination of advanced constructional technology, sophisticated structural engineering theory and practice, and creative collaboration between architects and engineers. This comprehensive survey and analysis reviews historical and formal origins and details examples that have evolved during the past three decades. The authors have developed a taxonomy of the genre that facilitates understanding and comparison. Includes a selective gazetteer. Abundantly illustrated with line drawings and photos. 8.5x12" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'Highly informative and for designers interested in the subject it is the most thorough reference I have seen'
Architectural Review

'A comprehensive and well illustrated review of a large number of structures.'
Architect's Journal

'An excellent review of the subject, of interest not only to architects and engineers, but to anyone concerned with new architectural forms.'
Viewpoint magazine

'Masted Structures in Architecture is an essential reference resource and of interest to architects, students and developers.'
Hinge Magazine

'Impressive attention to detail'
Building Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135141844
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 44 MB
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Tension Structures in Architecture 3
2 Structural Fundamentals 8
3 Historical Origins: Bridges and Tents 11
4 19th Century Suspension Structures in Architecture 20
5 20th Century Masted Structures 27
6 Single Mast Structures and Assemblages of Single Mast Cells 43
7 Two Mast Structures and Assemblages of Two-Mast Cells 58
8 Four Mast Structures and Assemblages of Four and Eight Mast Cells 76
9 Masted Membrane Structures 99
10 Masted Grandstand Structures 108
11 Rotational Structures 116
12 Structural Case Study: The Renault Parts Distribution Centre, Swindon 121
13 Summaries and Conclusions 127
A Selective Gazetteer 144
Bibliography 154
Index 156
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