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Introduction to Architectural Technology, 2nd Edition by Dason Whitsett, Peter Silver, William McLean

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Structural Logic

The term structural logic is used to describe how structural elements are combined to form different building types. Structures are classified here as mainly compressive or mainly tensile, and are geometrically described as either a two-dimensional shape that is used repeatedly (iterated) or as a three-dimensional (double-curved) surface.

It is considered that, to some degree, any of the construction elements described in the previous section can be applied to any type of structural form. Because of this, the illustrations in this section attempt to cover not only different types of structural logic but also a variety of construction solutions and the particular structural elements that they employ.

Two-Dimensional Shapes

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