1st Edition

On Span and Space
Exploring Structures in Architecture





ISBN 9780415357920
Published October 19, 2007 by Routledge
212 Pages

USD $82.95

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Book 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.

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

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Biography

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.

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"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