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Structure and architecture

Author: Angus J MacDonald
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Architectural Press (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann), 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text discusses the relationship between architecture and structural engineering. Using contemporary and historic examples, it presents the structural component of architectural design in the context of visual and stylistic issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angus J MacDonald
ISBN: 0750647930 9780750647939
OCLC Number: 48002584
Description: xiii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The relationship of structure to building --
Structural requirements --
Structural material --
The relationship between structural form and structural efficiency --
Complete structural arrangements --
Critical appraisal of structures --
Structure and architecture --
Selected bibliography --
Appendix 1: Simple two-dimensional force systems and static equilibrium --
Appendix 2: Stress and strain --
Appendix 3: The concept of statical determinacy.
Responsibility: Angus J. Macdonald.
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Explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types. This book links various topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. It discusses  Read more...

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