There is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persuade architects and structural engineers to collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges. Since 2010 the International Conference on Structures and Architecture has progressively become the world's leading event bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture.
In October 2016 the International Association of Structures and Architecture was formally constituted, and envisioned to be recognized worldwide as an exceptional and highly effective organization making a noteworthy contribution to the fields of Structures and Architecture. For this purpose, among other initiatives, the Association will promote actions aiming at the progress of all aspects of the theory and application of structures and architecture and will organise the international conference on structures and architecture every three years.
The aim of the book series Structures and Architecture is to explore and to promote the merging of the fields of Structures and Architecture, encompassing all the aspects related with the recent advances in the art, practice and theory of teaching, researching, designing and building structures.
MAIN FIELDS COVERED BY THE BOOK SERIES
Comprehension of complex forms
Computer and experimental methods
Concept architectural buildings
Concrete and masonry structures
Educating architects and structural engineers
Innovative architectural and structural design
Lightweight and membrane structures
Steel and composite structures
Structural design challenges
The borderline between architecture and structural engineering
The history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers
The tectonic of architectural solutions
The use of new materials
ADVISORY EDITORIAL BOARD (3-5 members)
Prof. Anne Beim, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
Prof. Mario Rinke, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Terri Boake, University of Waterloo, Canada
Prof. Ulrich Knaack, TUDelft, Netherlands
The book series is intended for researchers and practitioners world-wide with a background in architecture and in structural engineering. It includes architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, construction industry persons, academics, researchers, students, product manufacturers, material suppliers, project managers and contract administrators, asset managers, government authorities of infrastructure development and others.
Paulo J.S. Cruz
July 17, 2019
Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts...