Cases of Lightweight Structures for Polar Areas

Jessica Fernandoy-Bak, Julian Christ, Paul Shepherd, Holger Koss

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2017
EventIASS Annual Symposium 2017: Interface: architecture, engineering, science - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 201727 Sep 2017

Conference

ConferenceIASS Annual Symposium 2017
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period25/09/1727/09/17

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    Fernandoy-Bak, J., Christ, J., Shepherd, P., & Koss, H. (2017). Cases of Lightweight Structures for Polar Areas. Paper presented at IASS Annual Symposium 2017, Hamburg, Germany.