Light Structures, Structures of Light: The Art and Engineering of Tensile Architecture

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AuthorHouse, 2005 - Architecture - 228 pages
"In this book tensile structures are explained and illustrated by its most prolific designer. The chapters take on the form of stories, richly illustrated and presented in a language easily understandable by a general audience; at the same time the book is a valuable source for students and practitioners of architecture and engineering. Beginning with a history of domes, the book explains the origins and principles of tensile structures and then moves on to demonstrate their application in Horst Berger's own work. This includes such landmark structures as the spectacular Denver International Airport; the Haj Terminal of the Jeddah International Airport, the world's largest roof structure; the record span Riyadh Stadium; the San Diego Convention Center; Canada Place in Vancouver."

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