ETH Zürich  |  DARCH  |  ITA  |  Structural Design 
Negotiating Structural Forms: History of Structural Design

George Washington Bridge Bus Station, New York (Photo: Kirstin Chappell)

Dealing with the structural necessity against the background of the formal intent often lead, besides discourses, to architectural and technical enrichment as well as unique buildings. This is particularly true for the concrete architecture of the 1930-50s. This seminar focuses on the work of key figures like Nervi, Williams, Torroja, Candela, Arup, and Maillart, that will be discussed on the basis of texts, concepts and buildings.
Discussions will be enriched by guest talks, films and excursions.

last modified 6.11.2015