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dc.contributor.author O'Hagan, Danny
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-10T22:15:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T01:14:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-10T22:15:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T01:14:43Z
dc.date.copyright 1990
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/26678
dc.description.abstract "At a basic level structure is synonymous with support and therefore exists in all buildings. At a more germane level, structure is columnar, planar or a combination of these which a designer can intentionally use to reinforce or realize ideas. In this context columns, walls and beams can be thought of in terms of the concepts of frequency, pattern, simplicity, regularity, randomness and complexity. As such structure can be used to define space, create units, articulate circulation, suggest movement or develop composition and modulations. In this way it becomes inextricably linked to the very elements which create architecture, its quality and excitement. This analysis issue has the potential to reinforce the issues of natural light, unit to whole relationships and geometry. It can also strengthen the relationship of circulation to use space and the definition of symmetry, balance and hierarchy." Definition of structure by Clark and Pause in "Precedents in Architecture" In many buildings being designed today structure exists only at the basic level described above. It is seen as simply a mechanism by which a building is supported. In the opinion of the author good architecture cannot be created when structure is regarded in this way. As pointed out in Clark and Pause's definition above, structure has the potential to play a much greater role than that of mere support. Structure can become an important component of architecture through which design ideas can be achieved. Structural elements can be used to develop a buildings form or create the spaces a designer may conceive. Through the use of structure certain relationships maybe introduced which act on our emotive responses to a building. However, to take advantage of these non support functions of structure a designer must be aware of its potential contribution to architecture before beginning to design. This report investigates the level at which structure should be regarded in architecture and the influence this should have on the design process. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Structure in architecture en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Bachelors Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Bachelor Of Architecture en_NZ

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