Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts of the lectures presented at the conference, including the 5 keynote lectures, and almost 150 selected contributions.
The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields.
ICSA2019 covered all major aspects of structures and architecture, including: building envelopes/façades; comprehension of complex forms; computer and experimental methods; futuristic structures; concrete and masonry structures; educating architects and structural engineers; emerging technologies; glass structures; innovative architectural and structural design; lightweight and membrane structures; special structures; steel and composite structures; structural design challenges; tall buildings; the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers; the tectonic of architectural solutions; the use of new materials; timber structures, among others.
This set of book and multimedia device is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.
Keynote Lectures. Technical Contributions. Mini-Symposium & Special Sessions.
Circular Tectonics: Towards ecological continuity, -means, - relations, strategies and -innovation in architectural practice. Wood: Structure and Expression. Crafting Spatiality: Explorations with components and connections for spatial architectural structures. General Contributions. Building envelopes. Comprehension of complex forms. Computer and experimental methods. Concept architectural buildings. Concrete and masonry structures
Educating architects and structural engineers. Glass structures. Innovative architectural and structural design. Lightweight and membrane structures. Other. Special structures. Steel and composite structures. Structural design challenges. Tall buildings. The borderline between architecture and structural engineering. The history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers. The tectonic of architectural solutions. The use of new materials. Timber structures.