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On Span and Space

Exploring Structures in Architecture, 1st Edition

By Bjorn N. Sandaker

Routledge

212 pages

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Description

In this richly illustrated book with many practical examples, Bjorn Sandaker provides readers with a better understanding of the relationship between technology and architecture.

As an experienced teacher and writer, Sandaker offers a well-founded aesthetic theory to support the understanding and evaluation of a structure's form and design, examining concepts and viewpoints from both the professions of engineering and architecture.

Comprehensively covering structure and aesthetics, this book is ideal for students, professionals and academics in the areas of architecture and building.

Reviews

"As an experienced teacher and writer, Sandaker offers a well-founded aesthetic theory to support the understanding and evaluation of a structure's form and design, examining concepts and viewpoints from both the professions of engineering and architecture." -- Wanbooks.com

Table of Contents

Part 1: Philosophy, Fundamental Aspects of Structures 1.1. Defining Structures 1.2. Aspects of Structural Form 1.3. Culture and Construction 1.4. Explanation vs. Interpretation of Structural Form Part 2: Pragmatics, Structural Form and Some Mechanical Problems 2.1. Three Basic Concepts 2.2. Structural Materials and Form 2.3. Mechanical Efficiency and the Economy of Means 2.4. Structural Scale Part 3: Aesthetics - An Aesthetics of Structures 3.1. An Aesthetic Qualification: The Freedom to Choose 3.2. Aesthetics and Structures 3.3. The Aesthetic Experience 3.4. Aesthetics of Mechanical Function 3.5. Aesthetics of Spatial Function

About the Author

Bjørn Normann Sandaker is Professor of Architectural Technology at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway. For over twenty years he has specialized in the cross-over discipline of structural design in architecture, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in which structural mechanics are taught alongside studio work for architectural design.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC008000
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning