Presenter Information

Feti Selmani, PAN EngineeringFollow

Session

Architecture

Description

In Civil Engineering, every structure harbours some degree of logic within it. Sometimes, it is easy to see it, while sometimes it lies somehow hidden and only a well informed eye can take hold of it. The Natural phenomena are dual in their manifestation. So are Tension and Compression, which represents the basic “genomes” of this interaction and are present within each structure from the simplest to the most complicated one. A structural form represents a physical manifestation of this invisible interplay, which, when in consonance with the natural flow of forces results not only in an economic but in a well proportionate and aesthetic structure – a work of art. Nowadays, the culture of putting unreserved belief on the results given by supercomputers slowly degraded in becoming a tradition. This paper calls for an increase to awareness within the community of structural engineers – by visiting some of the basic principles on which our profession holds on.

Keywords:

Structures, logic, compression, physical

Session Chair

Carolina Jaeger-Klein

Session Co-Chair

Mimoza Sylejmani

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-33-2

First Page

78

Last Page

87

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2014 5:30 PM

End Date

7-11-2014 5:45 PM

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Architecture Commons

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Nov 7th, 5:30 PM Nov 7th, 5:45 PM

On Form and Logic of Structures

Durres, Albania

In Civil Engineering, every structure harbours some degree of logic within it. Sometimes, it is easy to see it, while sometimes it lies somehow hidden and only a well informed eye can take hold of it. The Natural phenomena are dual in their manifestation. So are Tension and Compression, which represents the basic “genomes” of this interaction and are present within each structure from the simplest to the most complicated one. A structural form represents a physical manifestation of this invisible interplay, which, when in consonance with the natural flow of forces results not only in an economic but in a well proportionate and aesthetic structure – a work of art. Nowadays, the culture of putting unreserved belief on the results given by supercomputers slowly degraded in becoming a tradition. This paper calls for an increase to awareness within the community of structural engineers – by visiting some of the basic principles on which our profession holds on.