Session

Architecture, Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering

Description

The construction challenges and opportunities demand a new kind of professional, with expertise in structural analysis, architectural design, systems engineering, information technology, and management. A decision has to be made regarding the extent to which structure should be exposed in an architectural design. For doing the right choice the architects should have a very good knowledge of structural engineering concepts and materials applications. Structural exposure should be limited to buildings where structure integrates with and clearly strengthens the expression of architectural ideas. Having a huge number of structural possibilities, designers and architects have considerable freedom of choice. In this article we try to make a short description of the potential of structure that is beams, columns, frames, struts and other structural members, to enrich architecture. We try to raise architects’ perception of structure and materials as integral elements of architecture rather than applied technologies.

Keywords:

engineering, architectural, materials, design, structure, technology

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Josep Mias

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-23-3

First Page

58

Last Page

62

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

1-11-2013 3:15 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 3:30 PM

DOI

https://doi.org/10.33107/ubt-ic.2013.5

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Architecture Commons

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Nov 1st, 3:15 PM Nov 1st, 3:30 PM

Structure as Architecture, Architects as Engineers

Durres, Albania

The construction challenges and opportunities demand a new kind of professional, with expertise in structural analysis, architectural design, systems engineering, information technology, and management. A decision has to be made regarding the extent to which structure should be exposed in an architectural design. For doing the right choice the architects should have a very good knowledge of structural engineering concepts and materials applications. Structural exposure should be limited to buildings where structure integrates with and clearly strengthens the expression of architectural ideas. Having a huge number of structural possibilities, designers and architects have considerable freedom of choice. In this article we try to make a short description of the potential of structure that is beams, columns, frames, struts and other structural members, to enrich architecture. We try to raise architects’ perception of structure and materials as integral elements of architecture rather than applied technologies.