The Hendrickx-Vanwalleghem design strategy

Wim Debacker, Caroline Henrotay, Willy De Wilde, Hendrik Hendrickx

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Abstract

Optimisation of structures and materials is a rightful popular engineering topic.
Contemporary research is concentrated, among others, into cost minimisation,
structural efficiency and intelligence, in compliance with environmental and
social preservation [1]. As a counterpart this paper puts the accent on the time
dependent aspect of constructions, such as the life cycle cost, the possibility to
make (non-) structural changes and recycle or reuse of building material. In
search of an optimisation of this dynamic efficiency of constructions, a design
strategy has been developed at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (dept. MeMC &
ARCH). This strategy is presented here. It considers the temporal character of
constructions from the first sketches on.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Structures and Materials III
EditorsC.a. Brebbia
PublisherWIT Press
Pages625-634
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1-84564-162-0
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

C.A. Brebbia

Keywords

  • adaptability
  • conceptual design

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