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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Tension & Membrane Structures

Tensile Membrane Structures and the Education of the Architect

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Tension & Membrane Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Tensile Membrane Structures and the Education of the Architect
  • Author(s): Mauricio Soto-Rubio, Alexander Michalski
  • Keywords: lightweight structures, membrane structures, education, form finding, detailing, tensile membrane, textile architecture
Abstract
This paper reviews the methodology employed to teach the design of tensile membrane structures in architecture schools and highlights the importance of developing a deep understanding of the behavioural properties of materials as well as the technical issues related with the structural analysis, construction, and installation of tensile membrane structures. To illustrate this process, the paper showcases the tensile membrane structures seminar completed at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where students developed, designed, and calculated a complex membrane structure for the entrance area of the college.

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