Structural Design D-BAUG + MIBS

The goal of the course is to introduce students to Structural Design, which is regarded as a discipline that relates structural behavior, construction technologies and architectural concepts. The course encourages students to understand the relationship between the form of a structure and the forces within it by promoting the development of designed projects.

Wohnhaus an der Fosterstrasse, Zürich, 1998, Christian Kerez, Joseph Schwartz

Lecture 2: Theory of plasticity

Construction of the Funicular Polygon

Lecture 3: Tectonics, stress fields and dimensioning