Message - Re: mesh-like structure- Per and others

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Posted by  Mat on June 13, 2003 at 15:47:18:

In Reply to:  mesh-like structure- Per and others posted by steveA on June 13, 2003 at 10:58:27:

Have you checked out Veirendeel trusses? I dont know of any built examples but the idea is almost a century old so there must be some out there. Have a look in Koolhaus's book S,M,L,XL pages 671-685 to read Cecil Balmond's notes.

Basically its a truss with vertical elements rather than diagonal ones. Because the elements are vertical it means that you can occupy the truss itself. In the case of your bridge you could put the structural elements near the centre line of the bridge leaving the sides free from all structure (and therefore transparent). The nature of the truss means that you need more structure at the ends and less in the middle. Sounds like a great bridge to me!!!!

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