Expression of structural principles and actions

This section explores the potential for expressing seismic principles architecturally in the context of common structural systems. Depending on the depth of seismic knowledge within a design team of architects and engineers, layers of increased sophistication in understanding can be accessed in order to realise numerous manifestations of earthquake architecture. Typically, a high degree of structural and

(a) Par l-e leva lion of seismic moment frame

(b) Elevations of shear walls

▲ 17.3 Haunched members of a moment frame (a) and tapered shear walls (b) reflect their seismic bending moment diagrams.

(b) Elevations of shear walls

▲ 17.3 Haunched members of a moment frame (a) and tapered shear walls (b) reflect their seismic bending moment diagrams.

▲ 17.4 High strength fibre composite material wraps and confines potential column plastic hinge areas. Wellington.

architectural collaboration and integration is necessary to fully exploit these possibilities for the purpose of architectural enrichment.6

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Greener Homes for You

Greener Homes for You

Get All The Support And Guidance You Need To Be A Success At Living Green. This Book Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources In The World When It Comes To Great Tips on Buying, Designing and Building an Eco-friendly Home.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment