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Adaptable structural surfaces

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dc.contributor.advisor John E. Fernandez. en_US Foeldeak, Hans-Michael, 1975- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2011-10-17T21:21:50Z 2011-10-17T21:21:50Z 2003 en_US 2003 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2003. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-57). en_US
dc.description.abstract The framework for this thesis are the lightweight constructions that have been developed during the 20th century. As part of this thesis, a prototype for a column has been developed, that is a hybrid construction out of a lattice and surface structure. It follows the principle of adaptability instead of rigidity through taking advantage of the distributive qualities of weaker materials. Tlu·ough this development as well as through the study of the history of lightweight structures, a set of principles has been developed that can serve as the basis to a different approach to structures. This approach deals with questions of how structures can support architectural ideas without becoming the center of focus themselves, how structures can be applied in a topical way in today's postindustrial situation, and how architects can deal with a special field within architecture and how their way of working can be complimentary to engineers' and scientists' way of working. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Hans-Michael Foeldeak. en_US
dc.format.extent 57 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Adaptable structural surfaces en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 53283608 en_US

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