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Structure as Architecture

Pedersen, Louise and Täljsten, Jonas (2007)
Civil Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.)
Structural Mechanics
Abstract (Swedish)
Problem:
How does collaboration between architects and engineers work? Which are the advantages and disadvantages in the collaboration? How can you make the cooperation better?

Object:
The purpose of this thesis is to make a connection between architect students and engineers, to find the differences between us and to try to collaborate. We wanted to know how difficult the cooperation could be, if there were any difficulties at all and what the reasons were. We were interested in how you could make architecture develop in better collaborations and if the structure could be expressed in architecture.

Method:
The method was here to make ourselves Ginny pigs. We were ourselves supposed to collaborate in form finding. The form... (More)
Problem:
How does collaboration between architects and engineers work? Which are the advantages and disadvantages in the collaboration? How can you make the cooperation better?

Object:
The purpose of this thesis is to make a connection between architect students and engineers, to find the differences between us and to try to collaborate. We wanted to know how difficult the cooperation could be, if there were any difficulties at all and what the reasons were. We were interested in how you could make architecture develop in better collaborations and if the structure could be expressed in architecture.

Method:
The method was here to make ourselves Ginny pigs. We were ourselves supposed to collaborate in form finding. The form finding project was the
architect competition, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. An outer form of the museum was found quite fast and the modifications were the large discussion areas.
We have then discussed both the problems in our collaboration and what other people have written and said.


Conclusion:
With a better cooperation you can make more interesting buildings. If the
engineer understands what the architects want, which impressions and expressions, he can try to find a solution that fits that but still is structurally efficient. And if the architect under stands how the engineer thinks, and how different structures work, he can try to find solutions that will hold, but withoutdestroying the architectural design. This means that with a better understanding of each others needs we could help each other find the best solutions. (Less)
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author
Pedersen, Louise and Täljsten, Jonas
supervisor
organization
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Architecture, Structure, Cooperation, Form finding
report number
TVSM-5149
ISSN
0281-6679
language
English
id
3566858
date added to LUP
2013-08-05 11:55:43
date last changed
2013-09-16 18:18:55
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  abstract     = {Problem:
How does collaboration between architects and engineers work? Which are the advantages and disadvantages in the collaboration? How can you make the cooperation better?

Object:
The purpose of this thesis is to make a connection between architect students and engineers, to find the differences between us and to try to collaborate. We wanted to know how difficult the cooperation could be, if there were any difficulties at all and what the reasons were. We were interested in how you could make architecture develop in better collaborations and if the structure could be expressed in architecture. 

Method:
The method was here to make ourselves Ginny pigs. We were ourselves supposed to collaborate in form finding. The form finding project was the 
architect competition, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. An outer form of the museum was found quite fast and the modifications were the large discussion areas. 
 We have then discussed both the problems in our collaboration and what other people have written and said. 


Conclusion:
With a better cooperation you can make more interesting buildings. If the 
engineer understands what the architects want, which impressions and expressions, he can try to find a solution that fits that but still is structurally efficient. And if the architect under stands how the engineer thinks, and how different structures work, he can try to find solutions that will hold, but withoutdestroying the architectural design. This means that with a better understanding of each others needs we could help each other find the best solutions.},
  author       = {Pedersen, Louise and Täljsten, Jonas},
  issn         = {0281-6679},
  keyword      = {Architecture,Structure,Cooperation,Form finding},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Structure as Architecture},
  year         = {2007},
}