Reflections on the Structure, Mathematics and Aesthetics of Shell Structures

Samar Malek, Chris J.K. Williams

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Guest Editors Samar Malek and Chris Williams provide an overview of the aesthetic properties of shell and tension structures, drawing on classical arguments about the relationship between nature, mathematics and architecture. The letter concludes with an introduction to the papers in NNJ 19(3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-563
Number of pages9
JournalNexus Network Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Gridshells
  • Membranes
  • Shell structures
  • Structural engineering
  • Structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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