Masters of the Structural Aesthetic

  • Derek┬áThomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Derek Thomas
    Pages 1-6
  3. Derek Thomas
    Pages 7-45
  4. Derek Thomas
    Pages 47-107
  5. Derek Thomas
    Pages 109-121
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 123-132

About this book


This book highlights aesthetics as pertaining to the structural component in architectural design. This less explored aspect of architecture is discussed and explains the enduring qualities of ten specific buildings from architectural history to present day due to their structural aesthetics. Based on comprehensive research, a critical analysis is presented of the constraints and other influences on architectural and structural design, such as culture, patronage, geometry, available resources and technologies.


Biomimesis Biomimicry Thematic transformation Generative algorithms Gothic architects Roman builders Fractal Geometry Parametricism Exoskeletonism

Authors and affiliations

  • Derek┬áThomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Cape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5444-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5445-7
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