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Engineering architecture : the vision of Fazlur R. Khan

Author: Yasmin Sabina Khan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Structural engineer Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) shaped the skyline of cities around the world with his pioneering structural systems for high-rise design. Working closely with architect Bruce J. Graham and his other partners at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Khan developed building systems in the 1960s and 1970s that form the basis for tall-building construction today: the framed tube, the bundled tube, the composite  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Fazlur R Khan; Fazlur R Khan; Fazlur R Khan; Fazlur R Khan; Fazlur Rahman Khan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmin Sabina Khan
ISBN: 0393731073 9780393731071
OCLC Number: 54865417
Description: 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I: Structural logic in architecture --
Formative years --
Graduate work and early years at SOM --
Structural innovations in the early 1960s --
A new era for high-rise design: the framed tube --
The trussed tube: John Hancock center --
II: An expanded design vocabulary: variations on structural form --
Chicago Picasso --
The tube-in-tube: one shell plaza --
Seismic isolation concept and the belt truss --
The composite system: one shall square --
Emergence of the bundled tube: the Sears Tower --
Architecture in transition --
III: Contemporary structural rationalism --
Crisis in Bangladesh --
Overseas work: development in the Middle East --
An indigenous form: the Hajj terminal --
A university campus for Makkah --
The trussed tube in concrete: Onterie Center --
Megastructures: Chicago World Trade Center --
Reflections on Fazlur Khan.
Responsibility: Yasmin Sabina Khan.
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The structural engineer responsible for Chicago's John Hancock Center and Sears Tower, Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) pioneered structural systems for high-rise design that broadened the palette of  Read more...

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