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Architects + Engineers = Structures



Architects + Engineers = Structures

Ivan Margolius

ISBN: 978-0-471-49825-4 May 2002 104 Pages

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This book applauds the union of architecture and engineering both today and throughout the history of building and construction.
The relationship between the two fields is multifaceted. Some architects may have had an engineering background, and some engineers have experience of architecture. Some unacknowledged engineers have stood modestly behind great architects, and a number of architects have been encouraged and supported by their engineer-collaborators in designing structures that appear to defy gravity.
Architects + Engineers = Structures focuses on the ideal: on a cohesive building design team where the members contribute equally, resulting in unique and exceptional designs. These are architects and engineers who entice beauty into buildings not just with lines on paper and calculations but with intuition, innovation and feeling for the needs of people, materials, strength, proportion, lightness and elegance.
Structures featured include:
* dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
* Church of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
* Eiffel Tower, Paris
* Sydney Opera House, Sydney
* Marina City, Chicago
* Olympic Swimming Pool Arena, Tokyo
* London Eye, London
* many other international examples, both celebrated and less well-known
"This subject is very important, and I hope the book will attract the attention of many architects and engineers." Professor Mamoru Kawaguchi
Also by Ivan Margolius:
Automobiles by Architects, Wiley-Academy, ISBN 047160786X
"How rare it is to put down a book with the sense of pleasure satisfied, the mind excited by ideas and information, nostalgia stimulated, the eye amused by illustrations." Brian Sewell, The Spectator
"Superbly entertaining book." Edwin Heathcote, The Architects' Journal
"This is an enjoyable read." Building Design
"Excellent book." FX Magazine
"Purchasers are likely to have something unique on their bookshelves." The Automobile
"A pleasant surprise is the density and clarity of the text, usefully accompanied by a wealth and diversity of iconography." L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui

A Celebration of Architects-Engineers

Medieval Cathedral Architects

Filippo Brunelleschi and the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore

Thomas Telford, The Menai Bridge

Decimus Burton, Richard Turner, The Palm House

Joseph Paxton, Charles Fox (Fox Henderson & Co), Crystal Palace

Antonio Gaudi, Church of the Sagrada Familia

William Le Baron Jenney, John Wellborn Root, Chicago Skyscrapers

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, Maurice Koechlin, Emile Nougier, Stephen Sauvestre, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, The Eiffel Tower

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Concert Hall Project

Auguste Perret and reinforced concrete

Eugene Freyssinet, Airship Hangars

Vladimir Tatlin, Monument to the Third International

Albert Laprade, Leon Bazin, Jean Prouvé, Establissements Citroën, Garage Marbeuf, Glass façade

Carlos Arniches, Martin Dominguez, Eduardo Torroja y Miret, Zarzuela Hippodrome

Pier Luigi Nervi, Aircraft Hangars, Orvieto

Frank Lloyd Wright, Mendel Glickman, S.C. Johnson & Son Administration Building; and Frank Lloyd Wright, Jaroslav J. Polivka, Laboratory Tower

Robert Maillart, Cement Hall

Eero Saarinen, Fred N. Severud, Hannskarl Bandel, Jefferson Memorial Arch

Richard Buckminster Fuller, Geodesic and Tensegrity Domes

Philip Powell, Hidalgo Moya, Felix J. Samuely, The Skylon

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank J. Kornacker, Convention Hall

Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, Joaquim Cardozo

Le Corbusier, Yannis Xenakis, H.C. Duyster, C.G.J. Vreedenburgh, Philips Pavilion

Jørn Utzon, Ove Arup & Partners, Opera House

Guillermo Rosell, Manuel Larrosa, Felix Candela, Chapel

Konrad Wachsmann, Space Structure

Bertrand Goldberg, Frank J. Kornacker, Bertold E. Weinberg, Fred N. Severud, Hannskarl Bandel, Marina City

Gerhon & Seltzer, Lev Zetlin, Memorial Auditorium

Kenzo Tange, Yoshikatsu Tsuboi, Mamoru Kawaguchi, Olympic Swimming Pool Arena and Olympic Boxing and Basketball Arena

Cedric Price, Frank Newby, Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon), Zoo Aviary

Myron Goldsmith, Alfred Picardi, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Solar Telescope

Rolf Gutbrod, Frei Otto, Cable Net Roof, German Exhibition Pavilion

Piano & Rogers, Ove Arup & Partners, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou

Joerg Schlaich, Dry Cooling Tower, Schmehausen Nuclear Power Plant

Jiri Strasky, Stress-Ribbon Bridges

Richard Rogers and Partners, Anthony Hunt Associates, Inmos Microchip Facility

Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, Anthony Hunt Associates, Waterloo International Terminal

Eva Jiricna, Matthew Wells, Tim Macfarlane, Glass Staircases

Foster Associates, Ove Arup & Partners, MC-2 Julio Martinez Calzon, Torre de Collserola

Santiago Calatrava, Buro Happold, Dennis Sharp, Trinity Bridge

Future Systems, Ove Arup & Partners, Lord's Media Centre

Lifschutz Davidson, Matthew Wells (Techniker), Pedestrian Bridge

David Marks, Julia Barfield, Babtie Allott & Lomax, Hollandia, British Airways London Eye

Wilkinson Eyre, Whitby, Bird & Partners, Challenge of Materials Footbridge

And there were others

Inspiration for the Future



"...both engaging and intelligent..." (Blueprint, June 2002) 

"…excellent illustrations…fascinating photographs…a thought-provoking addition to the architect / engineer debate…" (B, D & E, Third Quarter 2002)