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Magazine 10/2012

Load-Bearing Structures

Load-Bearing Structures

Photo: Emile Ashley, N–Stavanger

This issue focuses on diverse combinations of architecture and support structures. The structures presented include a pre-stressed concrete construction, a twisted wood frame truss, a point-supported bowl composed of pre-fabricated steel elements and a lattice bowl with an enormous span width. Helen & Hard's library in Norway illustrates how a support structure made of glue-laminated timber can merge with built-in components and furniture.

A pavilion at the University of Tokyo makes use of a strut system in the form of a tensegrity structure for its temporary  architecture. A framework of a completely different kind was used by gmp Architekten for the national stadium in Warsaw: the roof consists of a modified bicycle-wheel-like structure that can be completely enclosed by a membrane. In an interview, Volkwin Marg of gmp Architekten talks about his experiences in conducting major representative projects in many different countries all over the world.

Load-Bearing Structures

Photo: Marcus Bredt, D–Berlin

Load-Bearing Structures

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Inspirations from issue 10/2012

Discussion: The Fascination of Stadiums - Architecture and Commerce

Detail: What is it that fascinates you so much about the construction of stadiums? Volkwin Marg: Stadiums are the largest ...

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Reports: Structures for Pleasure

Nowadays, architects and structural planners work much more closely and collegially together than they did in the past. This is ...

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Temporary Pavilion in Noda

Architectural students at the Tokyo University of Science, in conjunction with lecturers, a structural planner and a membrane manufacturer, developed ...

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Sun Moon Lake Visitors' Centre and Administrative Building near Yuchi

The Sun Moon Lake, set in a hilly, wooded landscape, is the largest inland area of water in Taiwan and ...

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Artist's Studio on Fogo Island

On Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland stand six new, abstractly shaped ateliers in which artists can work undisturbed ...

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Library in Vennesla

Modern municipal libraries are not just places for peaceful study. They are more likely to be public meeting places, as ...

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Tram Depot in Berne

In Berne, the city tram network is to be extended in the coming years, calling for a bigger depot. The ...

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Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Hohenschwangau

Luxuriously redesigned to house the Museum of the Bavarian Kings, the listed Hotel Alpenrose today awaits a new operator. Over ...

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King's Cross Station in London

Completed in 1852, King’s Cross is one of London’s most important railway termini, but to cope with the swelling number ...

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National Stadium in Warsaw

The new Polish National Stadium stands on the earthworks of the former Dziesiciolecia Stadium, which was erected in 1955 from ...

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Technology: Modern Adjustable Membrane Roofs in Warsaw and Vancouver

Membranes are of increasing importance in the construction of stadium roofs. In addition to the weather protection they provide, the ...

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Technology: From the Construction of a Building to the Design of the Processes involved

For every task with which it is confronted, architecture knows an almost endless number of solutions, whereas engineers can draw ...

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Topics from issue 10/2012
Architecture

Luxurious Conversion: Museum in Hohenschwangau

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Located very close to the Royal Castles and right next to Lake Alpsee, is this year's winner of the German ...

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Architecture

Sculptural Structure – King's Cross Station in London

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White steel lattice work: King's Cross, one of London's most important railway stations, has been revamped. The bold and delicate ...

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Architecture

Minimalistic Lightweight Construction: Temporary Pavilion in Noda

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Architecture students from Tokyo developed an experimental, extremely lightweight, temporary pavilion structure – a tensegrity structure made of polyester membrane ...

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