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Biomimetics for Architecture

Learning from Nature

Ed. by Knippers, Jan / Schmid, Ulrich / Speck, Thomas

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New branched loadbearing structures in architecture

Jonas, Florian A. / Born, Larissa / Möhl, Claudia / Hesse, Linnea / Bunk, Katharina / Masselter, Tom / Speck, Thomas / Gresser, Götz T. / Knippers, Jan


Branched loadbearing structures have a long tradition in architecture. After centuries of application, the principle of this construction method is still valid today and results in good structural systems. It is obvious why this is so: owing to the form-active design, slender branched columns are effective supports for roofs and floor decks.

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Florian A. Jonas, Larissa Born, Claudia Möhl, Linnea Hesse, Katharina Bunk, Tom Masselter, Thomas Speck, Götz T. Gresser, Jan Knippers (2019). New branched loadbearing structures in architecture. In Jan Knippers, Ulrich Schmid, Thomas Speck (Eds.), Biomimetics for Architecture: Learning from Nature (pp. 153–162). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783035617917-020

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783035617917

Online ISBN: 9783035617917

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