Shells in the Studio

  • Edmond Saliklis


Brilliant structural engineers such as Pier Luigi Nervi and Eduoardo Torroja have convincingly argued that an understanding of the flow of forces in structures from a mathematical point of view can lead to aesthetically elegant structures from a design perspective. In an interdisciplinary studio that combined architecture students and faculty with architectural engineering students and faculty, there was a tremendous opportunity for not only linking such left brain and right brain thinking, but to also to triangulate the creative process by adding craft of construction to the design problem.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmond Saliklis
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  1. 1.Department of Architectural EngineeringCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA

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