Dutch Maritime Museum: Form-finding of an irregular faceted skeletal shell – Part a

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Laurent Ney, Eric Bodarwe, Christopher J K Williams

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Abstract

In the context of the search for an efficient structural shape to cover the Dutch Maritime Museum courtyard in Amsterdam, the authors briefly discuss the driving design factors that influenced the earliest glass roof coverings. The trends that have emerged during the late 20th and beginning 21st century in the design of skeletal steel glass shells are exposed. These design developments range from sculptural to geometrical and physical intentions (part a).
Original languageEnglish
Pages324-325
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2009: Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 28 Sep 20092 Oct 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2009: Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period28/09/092/10/09

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Keywords

  • planarity facets
  • Maxwell reciprocal network
  • historic courtyard
  • conceptual design
  • steel shell
  • form-finding

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Adriaenssens, S., Ney, L., Bodarwe, E., & Williams, C. J. K. (2009). Dutch Maritime Museum: Form-finding of an irregular faceted skeletal shell – Part a. 324-325. Paper presented at International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2009: Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures, Valencia, Spain.