The paper focuses on what the authors call ‘Polar Lightweight Structures’. The first part presents a collection of lightweight structures (LWS) designed and built for Antarctic conditions, with the aim of demonstrating the diversity of approaches attempted by designers. The second part of the paper presents two studies where different computational methods were applied for the design of generic LWS based on the local conditions of two particular Polar locations; namely, the Arctic region and Glacier Union in the Antarctic plateau. Both studies were conducted independently with the aim of demonstrating the feasibility of employing LWS of larger dimensions/scale than currently seen in Polar settings.
|Publication status||Published - 25 Sep 2017|
|Event||IASS Annual Symposium 2017: Interface: architecture, engineering, science - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 25 Sep 2017 → 27 Sep 2017
|Conference||IASS Annual Symposium 2017|
|Period||25/09/17 → 27/09/17|