The Art of Structures_

Aurelio Muttoni
Introduction to the Functioning of Structures in Architecture
Structure is a central theme of construction, of interest to both engineers and architects; this book on architectural structures aims to facilitate the dialogue between these two professions. The chapters are organized into a progressive, step-by-step analysis of structures of increasing complexity – a structural path – stressing an intuitive approach and conveying with diagrams and simple equations the requirements behind the dimensioning of all types of structures employed in construction. This approach is particularly useful for students, providing them with an intuitive understanding of form and function, as well as the insight to make their designs more sensible, coherent and elegant.
Aurelio Muttoni is professor at the Swiss Federal Institude of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and director of the Structural Concrete Laboratory. He receved his degree in civil engineering from the Swuss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and his doctorade from the same institude in 1989 with a thesis on the application of plasticity theory on the dimensioning of structures made with reinforced concrete. Since 1989, he has been active as a consulting engineer in the context of architecural projets and in bridge design. Upon the opening of the Academy of Architecture of the University of Lugano in 1996, Aurelio Muttoni was named Professor of structural engineering. In 2000, he was named full professor of reinforced concrete strutures at the APFL. His teaching is centered on the design theory of reinforced concrete structures, as well as bridge design.
EPFL Press, 2011, 286 pages, 24 x 24 cm, Softcover
EPFL Press ISBN 978-2-940222-32-2
(CRC Press ISBN 978-1-4398-6331-2)

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