The Structure of Design

The Structure of Design

In The Structure of Design, Leslie Earl Robertson recounts a storied career in engineering which has generated among the most innovative and formally daring buildings of the modern era, as well as his extensive collaborations with several ...

Author: Leslie Earl Robertson

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781580934299

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 336

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Leslie Robertson is one of the preeminent structural engineers of the modern era. With hundreds of projects to his credit, his close collaborations with such greats as Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, Romaldo Giurgola, I. M. Pei, and Gunnar Birkerts has resulted in the production of some of the most structurally innovative and formally daring buildings of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Among Robertson's advances in engineering are the invention of mechanical damping units to reduce wind-induced swaying, the first use of prefabricated multiple-column and spandrel-wall panels to allow column-free interior space and resist hurricane-level winds, and the shaftwall system for fire-resistive walls now used almost universally in high-rise buildings. In this memoir, Robertson recounts a long and storied career that stretches back to the 1950s. A restless student with unremarkable performance, it was almost by accident that he first engaged with engineering, but in his earliest projects his eye toward innovation was apparent. Still in his early thirties, he was lead engineer on the landmark IBM buildings in Pittsburgh and Seattle, and immediately thereafter embarked on what would become his signature achievement-which met a tragic end witnessed across the globe-the World Trade Center towers. A personal and accessible recounting of his partnerships with architects to create classics of modern architecture-including Harrison & Abramovitz's US Steel headquarters, Philip Johnson's AT&T Building, and I.M. Pei's Bank of China building and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum-The Structure of Designprovides a privileged look at how the almost invisible but crucial discipline of engineering influences design, as told by a genius and poet of structure.
Categories: ARCHITECTURE

Elements of Design

Elements of Design

This succinct, instructive, invaluable book reconstructs the series of exercises that led Kostellow's students from the manipulation of simple forms to the creation of complex solutions to difficult design problems.

Author: Gail Freet Hannah

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616891749

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 619

A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome. Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teacher and a study of the abstract visual relationships that were her lifelong pursuit. Rowena Reed Kiostellow taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for more than fifty years and the designers she trained-and the designers they're training today-have changed the face of American design. This succinct, instructive, invaluable book reconstructs the series of exercises that led Kostellow's students from the manipulation of simple forms to the creation of complex solutions to difficult design problems. It includes her exercises and commentary along with selected student solutions, and concludes with examples of work from former students who became leaders in the field, including such well-known figures as Tucker Viemeister, Ralph Applebaum, Ted Muehling, and many others.
Categories: Design

Structure in Architecture

Structure in Architecture

A survey of structural innovations in architecture and the ways in which they were designed, emphasising major achievements such as the church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the dome of Florence Cathedral.

Author: Rowland J. Mainstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015047568178

Category: Architecture

Page: 423

View: 258

A survey of structural innovations in architecture and the ways in which they were designed, emphasising major achievements such as the church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the dome of Florence Cathedral.
Categories: Architecture

Structural Design of Buildings

Structural Design of Buildings

Covering common problems, likely failures and their remedies, this is an essential on-site guide to the behaviour of a building’s structure.

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118865507

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 200

Covering common problems, likely failures and their remedies, this is an essential on-site guide to the behaviour of a building’s structure. Presented in a clear structure and user-friendly style, the book goes through all the structural aspects of a building and assesses the importance of the different components. It explains the structural behaviour of buildings, giving some of the basics of structures together with plenty of real-life examples and guidance.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Grids

Grids

Mastering the use of grids is basic to all good graphic design. This superb guide includes an easy, step-by-step tutorial and extensive gallery of work by top designers.

Author: André Jute

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: UOM:39015040542923

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 206

Mastering the use of grids is basic to all good graphic design. This superb guide includes an easy, step-by-step tutorial and extensive gallery of work by top designers. A disk is supplied for Mac or Windows users with templates and type setups that can be copied quickly onto the user's computer and employed as raw material.
Categories: Design

Elements of Design

Elements of Design

This succinct, instructive, invaluable book reconstructs the series of exercises that led Kostellow's students from the manipulation of simple forms to the creation of complex solutions to difficult design problems.

Author: Gail Greet Hannah

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568983298

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 832

"Rowena Reed Kostellow taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for more than fifty years. There she developed the course of study that became the foundation for design classes around the world. This program - and the fundamental exercises on abstract visual relationships featured here - became her life-long pursuit. Rowena Reed Kostellow, the designers she trained, and the designers they in turn trained, have changed the face of American design forever."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Architecture

Structural Elements Design Manual

Structural Elements Design Manual

Plenty of worked examples are included. Comprised of five chapters, this book begins with an overview of interrelated matters with which the structural engineer is concerned in the design of a building or similar structure.

Author: Trevor Draycott

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9781483278360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 565

Structural Elements Design Manual is a manual on the practical design of structural elements that comprise a building structure, namely, timber, concrete, masonry, and steel. Practical guidance on the design of structural elements is provided in accordance with the appropriate British Standard or Code of Practice. Plenty of worked examples are included. Comprised of five chapters, this book begins with an overview of interrelated matters with which the structural engineer is concerned in the design of a building or similar structure. The British Standards and Codes of Practice are also considered, along with loading, structural mechanics, and theory of bending. The discussion then turns to timber, concrete, masonry, and steel elements, with emphasis on safety considerations and material properties. This monograph should prove useful not only to students of structural and civil engineering, but also to those studying for qualifications in architecture, building, and surveying who need to understand the design of structural elements.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures

Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures

This book describes how to optimise the service life of structures, through an optimum integrated life cycle design process. Sustainability and material performance issues are detailed.

Author: Asko Sarja

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203302347

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 322

Traditionally the process of design has concentrated on the construction phase itself, with the primary objective being to optimise efficiency and minimise costs during development and construction. With the move towards a more sustainable development comes the need for this short-term approach to be expanded to encompass the entire service life of the structure. This book describes how to optimise the service life of structures, through an optimum integrated life cycle design process. Sustainability and material performance issues are detailed. Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures provides a comprehensive account of this rapidly emerging field. It is essential reading for civil and structural engineers, designers, architects, contractors, and clients.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Simplified Design of Building Structures

Simplified Design of Building Structures

This book is full of examples of what designers can do once they learn the basics. This book presents an overview of the structural design process for designers with limited backgrounds in engineering analysis and mathematics.

Author: James Ambrose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471037443

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 559

This book is full of examples of what designers can do once they learn the basics. This book presents an overview of the structural design process for designers with limited backgrounds in engineering analysis and mathematics. Included is information on structural systems and materials, the development of the general form and basic elements of a specific system, and construction plans and details. Included are examples of eleven different structural systems, each with an explanation of the design and a sample set of construction plans and details.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Structural Design for Architecture

Structural Design for Architecture

Intended principally for use by students of architecture, this book provides information required for making sensible choices on the structural aspects of architectural design.

Author: Angus Macdonald

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015040548268

Category: Architecture

Page: 267

View: 127

Intended principally for use by students of architecture, this book provides information required for making sensible choices on the structural aspects of architectural design.
Categories: Architecture

Structural Design

Structural Design

The authors provide a holistic approach to structural design by covering all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) and combining architectural form, spatial organization, and load configurations ...

Author: James R. Underwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047114066X

Category: Architecture

Page: 697

View: 168

A user-friendly reference on the design and technology of building structures. The authors provide a holistic approach to structural design by covering all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) and combining architectural form, spatial organization, and load configurations.
Categories: Architecture

Building Structures

Building Structures

This text will appeal to anyone with an interest in buildings. Both interested layman and all types of building professional will benefit from the explanations given for the behaviour of structures as they form part of buildings.

Author: Malcolm Millais

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415336236

Category: Architecture

Page: 423

View: 267

This text will appeal to anyone with an interest in buildings. Both interested layman and all types of building professional will benefit from the explanations given for the behaviour of structures as they form part of buildings. No prior knowledge is assumed and no mathematics is used.
Categories: Architecture

Structure and Design

Structure and Design

The objective of Structure and Design is to introduce structural principles as the foundation of creative design and demonstrate successful application through many case studies.

Author: G. G. Schierle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1516522982

Category: Architecture

Page: 628

View: 917

Structures support load and are essential to define form and space. To design structures in synergy with form and space requires creativity and informed intuition of structural principles. The objective of Structure and Design is to introduce structural principles as the foundation of creative design and demonstrate successful application through many case studies. Using rich illustrations, Structure and Design clarifies complex concepts without calculus and provides greater insight for readers with mathematics background. It includes details in wood, steel, concrete, masonry, and fabric and contains graphs that streamline complex tasks, such as column buckling and design for wind and seismic forces. Structure and Design is a reference book for design studios, architects, civil engineers, and builders and an excellent text for courses relating to those fields. G G Schierle holds Ph.D. and master of architecture degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and a Dipl-Ing degree from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. He teaches structures and design at the University of Southern California and has also taught at University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, recipient of the Creative Achievement Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, founding director of University of Southern California's master of building science program, and a professional architect. He has lectured and published extensively on design for earthquake safety and tensile structures, including lectures at American Institute of Architects national conventions. Professor Schierle has served on the California structure license committee, the Journal for Architectural Education editorial board, and the Fabric Architecture magazine advisory board and annual awards jury. His professional practice includes major projects in America, Asia, and Europe.
Categories: Architecture

Principles of Structural Design

Principles of Structural Design

This book covers the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs in accordance with the codes.

Author: Ram S. Gupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466552319

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 771

A structural design book with a code-connected focus, Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition introduces the principles and practices of structural design. This book covers the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs in accordance with the codes. What’s New in This Edition: Reflects all the latest revised codes and standards The text material has been thoroughly reviewed and expanded, including a new chapter on concrete design Suitable for combined design coursework in wood, steel, and concrete Includes all essential material—the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs according to the codes This book uses the LRFD basis of design for all structures This updated edition has been expanded into 17 chapters and is divided into four parts. The first section of the book explains load and resistance factor design, and explores a unified approach to design. The second section covers wood design and specifically examines wood structures. It highlights sawn lumber, glued laminated timber, and structural composite/veneer lumber. The third section examines steel structures. It addresses the AISC 2010 revisions to the sectional properties of certain structural elements, as well as changes in the procedure to design the slip-critical connection. The final section includes a chapter on T beams and introduces doubly reinforced beams. Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition was designed to be used for joint coursework in wood, steel, and concrete design.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

How Structures Work

How Structures Work

Yet “structure” is often cloaked in mathematics – which many find difficult to get to grips with. How Structures Work has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way without resorting to complex mathematics.

Author: David Yeomans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405190176

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 966

The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is fundamental to the design of the buildings and bridges around us. Anyone who needs or wants to “understand” a building must have a good understanding of the structural concepts involved. Yet “structure” is often cloaked in mathematics – which many find difficult to get to grips with. How Structures Work has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way without resorting to complex mathematics. Using the minimum of mathematics it explains the structural concepts clearly, illustrated by many historical and contemporary examples, allowing readers to build up a general understanding of structures. In this way they can easily comprehend the structural aspects of buildings for themselves. Primarily aimed at students who require a good qualitative understanding of the behaviour of structures and their materials, it will be of particular interest to students of architecture and building surveying, plus architectural historians and conservationists. The straightforward, non-mathematical approach ensures it will also be suitable for a wider audience including building administrators, archaeologists and the interested layman.
Categories: Architecture

The Design of Building Structures

The Design of Building Structures

Rather than relying on separate literature in the fields of structural engineering, architecture, construction and history, this text presents the field of structures holistically in terms of building and architecture.

Author: Wolfgang Schueller

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034867484

Category: Structural Analysis (engineering)

Page: 868

View: 395

Rather than relying on separate literature in the fields of structural engineering, architecture, construction and history, this text presents the field of structures holistically in terms of building and architecture. Buildings are studied from all points of view: geometrical, aesthetic, historical, functional, environmental and construction - providing the broadest treatment of structures available.* Descriptive, analytical, and graphical treatment of topics are presented with nearly equal emphasis. * Numerous case studies throughout exemplify structural concepts and develop a feeling for structure and form, instead of supporting specific architectural styles or structural acrobatics. * Teaching in the context of building structure and form (i.e., low-rise, high-rise, long-span, etc.) allows students to understand structures on real, not abstract, mathematical terms. * Structural systems (i.e., frames, arches, space frames, soft shells, etc.) and how they aid in making space and enhancing the formal presentation of a structure are discussed in detail. * Chapter 3 deals with approximate design methods for steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and prestressed concrete according to the
Categories: Structural Analysis (engineering)

Fabric Structure And Design

Fabric Structure And Design

The Text Book On Fabric Structure And Design Will Be Very Useful For Students Of Various Courses Of Study Related To Textiles Such As B.Tech In Textile Technology, Diploma In Textile Technology, Pg Diploma In Fashion Technology, B.Sc And M ...

Author: N. Gokarneshan

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 812241530X

Category: Textile design

Page: 152

View: 368

The Text Book On Fabric Structure And Design Will Be Very Useful For Students Of Various Courses Of Study Related To Textiles Such As B.Tech In Textile Technology, Diploma In Textile Technology, Pg Diploma In Fashion Technology, B.Sc And M.Sc In Home Science, And B.Tech In Fashion Technology. The Subject, Fabric Structure And Design Forms The Core Subject In Many Universities And Polytechnics. The Book Is Well Structured And Simple In Its Presentation.In Other Words It Is Student Friendly. Even An Average Student Will Be Easily Able To Understand The Fundamentals Of The Subject. Also Review Questions, Exercises And Practice Questions At The End Of Each Chapter Help A Student To Prepare Well For His/Her Exams. The Diagrams Are Simple And Straight Forward. Different Notations Are Used In Various Designs To Enable Better Understanding For The Reader. This Book Is Intended To Be Basically A Student Edition.
Categories: Textile design

Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

Covering the basis and basics of the major international codes, this is the essential guide for professionals working on structures in earthquake zones around the world.

Author: Victor Gioncu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203848890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 570

View: 322

Developments in Earthquake Engineering have focussed on the capacity and response of structures. They often overlook the importance of seismological knowledge to earthquake-proofing of design. It is not enough only to understand the anatomy of the structure, you must also appreciate the nature of the likely earthquake. Seismic design, as detailed in this book, is the bringing together of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. It focuses on the seismological aspects of design – analyzing various types of earthquake and how they affect structures differently. Understanding the distinction between these earthquake types and their different impacts on buildings can make the difference between whether a building stands or falls, or at least to how much it costs to repair. Covering the basis and basics of the major international codes, this is the essential guide for professionals working on structures in earthquake zones around the world.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Structural Design in Wood

Structural Design in Wood

This second edition of the best-selling Structural Design in Wood retains many of the first edition's unique features, with additions reflecting recent advances in the field and the adoption of the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) ...

Author: Judith Stalnaker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412106310

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 455

This second edition of the best-selling Structural Design in Wood retains many of the first edition's unique features, with additions reflecting recent advances in the field and the adoption of the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) method. It is the only book available that contains both the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and LRFD methods. Structural Design in Wood, Second Edition is a valuable reference for practicing structural engineers and architects who work with other materials but want to strengthen their capabilities with wood. It is also an invaluable text to help engineering or architecture students make a smooth transition from academia to practical application of their degrees.
Categories: Nature

Structure and Architecture

Structure and Architecture

This book is unique in that it discusses the structural component of architectural design in the context of visual and stylistic issues.

Author: Angus J Macdonald

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136361463

Category: Architecture

Page: 164

View: 710

'Structure and Architecture' is an essential textbook for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. MacDonald explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types in current use. Furthermore, the book links these topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. An update of the first edition, 'Structure and Architecture 2ed' includes a revised opening chapter, and a new section that discusses prominent buildings constructed since the last edition was published in 1994. Angus MacDonald deals with structures holistically, relating detailed topics back to the whole structure and building. He aims to answer the questions: What are architectural structures? How does one define the difference between the structure of a building and all of the other components and elements of which it consists? What are the requirements of structures? What is involved in their design? An understanding of the concepts involved in answering these questions and an appreciation of how the structure of a building functions enhances the ability of an individual to appreciate its architectural quality. This book is unique in that it discusses the structural component of architectural design in the context of visual and stylistic issues.
Categories: Architecture