Ernst & Sohn Verlag
Transparent Shells

Glass mesh domes as canopies re­fine build­ings and ur­ban build­ing en­sem­bles. This book is the first com­pre­hen­sive dis­play of de­sign, con­struc­tion and fil­i­greed cal­cu­la­tion of dou­ble-curved, wide-span glazed shells. The geo­met­ric prin­ci­ples of the de­sign of the shell struc­tures are clear and eas­ily com­pre­hen­si­ble, and are easy to use with com­mer­cial CAD pro­gramme mod­ules. Us­ing real-life ex­am­ples from the years 1989 to 2014, the lat­est meth­ods of form-find­ing cal­cu­la­tions and op­ti­mi­sa­tion through the com­plex in­ter­ac­tion of sta­tic equi­lib­rium, form and topol­ogy are ex­plained prac­ti­cally. The re­sults are in­tel­li­gent mesh de­signs with min­i­mal weight.

Trans­par­ent Shells

Form Topol­ogy Struc­ture

Ed­i­to­r­ial De­sign

Au­thor

Hans Schober

Pub­lisher

Ernst & Sohn

Client

schlaich berg­er­mann part­ner