Truss Forms and Style Battles: From the ardant truss: A forgotten rival of the well-known polonceau truss

Michael de Bouw, Ine Wouters, Leen Lauriks, Quentin Collette, Abdelrahman Hussein Younes

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Abstract

The rule of the game for trusses is to fight bending, or to substitute bending with tension and compression… You see, its beauty and simplification lie in composition, or the difficult art of taking one plus one and making something that is greater than two. You’re putting two elements which are not necessarily the same - in some way they may even be opposites - so that they become compatible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel Perspectives. Structure, Architecture and Culture.
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Architecture and Culture
EditorsMark R. Cruvellier, Bjorn N. Sandaker, Luben Dimcheff
PublisherRoutledge
Pages177-183
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781351558105
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-73193-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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