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Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177

Pier Luigi Nervi's Columns: Flow of Lines and Forces

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177
  • Pages: 137-148
  • Title: Pier Luigi Nervi's Columns: Flow of Lines and Forces
  • Author(s): P. Perugini and S. Andreani
  • Keywords: Nervi, columns, structural architecture, ruled geometry, parametric modeling, reinforced concrete
The paper presents a detailed study of the columns in Pier Luigi Nervi’s architecture. Geometrical analyses highlight the columns’ complex formal gestures, such as the recurring use of ruled surfaces, as key in meeting the essential principles of structural architecture. The study links geometry articulations to functional, static, technological and economic considerations in six projects. Nervi’s possible relationship with contemporary technological advancements is also reflected upon to enhance understanding of his design approach.

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