Glass as a Structure – Alex Prodanov

Ian Potter Centre

1. Ian Potter Centre of National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne, Australia. Lab Architecture Studio


2. Chapelle des Diaconesses. Versailles, France. Rolinet & Associés


3. 1099 New York Avenue. Washington, D.C. Thomas Phifer and Partners

4. Xicui Entertainment Complex. Beijing, China. Simone Giostra & Partners with Arup


5. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Asymptote Architecture

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Post and beam

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Cantilever – Keith Alfaro


Busan Film Center, Busan South Korea

(Currently holds the Guinness world record for the largest cantilevered roof)

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Cable Structures

Membrane Cable Structure, Delhi Membrane Cable Structures, Delhi

Sony Center, Berlin Sony Center, Berlin

Tank Bridge, Australia Tank Bridge, Australia

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Vicente Gorgonio _ Membrane

MembraneKinetic Membrane Façade

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Fuzzy Points – week 1

What was confusing or unclear to you in this week’s class?

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Welcome to 2480. Jump in!

Learning a new skill, acquiring and applying new knowledge is always a challenge. Learning doesn’t just happen; it takes thought and planning. Usually we bring our past experiences and feelings with us. Sometimes they make learning easier; many times, they don’t.

Our primary goal in this class is to learn the concepts related to static structures, to calculate forces and to select structural members. Unlike most of our courses in architectural technology, 2480 requires the use and application of mathematics to structures. The secondary goal is to  examine how to accomplish the first goal. What strategies can be used to learn and apply new knowledge? How can your learning be maximized?

In this first entry, describe your feelings and experiences with math. Have you been successful  or not in math courses? What techniques worked or not for you? How will this affect your involvement in 2480?

We can all get to the other side of the river – each in their own way!

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