Nexus Network Journal

Mechanics in Architecture In memory of Mario Salvadori 1907–1997

  • Kim Williams

Part of the Nexus Network Journal book series (NNJ, volume 9,2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-II
  2. Letter from the Editor

    1. Kim Williams
      Pages 163-164
  3. In Memory of Mario Salvadori

  4. Mechanics in Architecture

  5. Other Research

    1. Frans A. Cerulus
      Pages 299-309
    2. Yannick Joye
      Pages 311-320
    3. Antonia Redondo Buitrago
      Pages 321-326
  6. Geometer’s Angle

  7. Didactics

  8. Book Review

About this book


This volume is dedicated to "Mechanics in Architecture", that is, the science of structural mechanics, including the behaviour of structures, internal forces, and deformation, as well as the development of new structural systems to resist thrusts as a result of new architectural forms. It is a field of enquiry that examines a particular aspect of the relationships between architecture and the mathematical sciences. Some of the papers in this issue were presented at the Nexus 2006 conference during a special session dedicated to mechanics. Other research papers focus on an eighteenth-century Belgian pyramid, aspects of "fractal" architecture, and properties of a family of irrational values. The issue also includes a description and evaluation of a university-level course in architecture and mathematics, Rachel Fletcher's Geometer's Angle column, and book reviews.


architecture design geometry masonry mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kim Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Turin (Torino)Italy

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