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Designing engineering structures today still depends to a large degree on procedures and assumptions that date back to the 19th century. That time saw the advent of steel, a new construction material with considerable tensile strength. In combination with this innovation new statical calculation methods gave rise to buildings of hitherto unknown height or free span. More or less all effective load bearing structures exhibit a high degree of regularity. They usually have one or more axes of symmetry. Some utilize arch or catenary shapes, but most consist of a large number of similar or identical elements. The structure’s geometry was and is heavily influenced by what engineers are able to handle and thus to calculate efficiently.

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News: Structural Design Finals with guest Yona Friedman

Short information | Yona Friedman
La Ville Spatiale
University of Applied Arts Vienna
June 6th, 2018

News: Panel Discussion: Endless Future

Short information | Venice Architecture Biennale

June 7th, 2014

News: Friedrich Kiesler’s Endless House Revisited

Short information | Florian Medicus
Friedrich Kiesler’s Endless House Revisited
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
June 11th, 2014