Simplicity, Scale, and Surprise: Evaluating Structural Form

@article{Saliklis2008SimplicitySA,
  title={Simplicity, Scale, and Surprise: Evaluating Structural Form},
  author={Edmond Paul Saliklis and Michaela Bauer and David Billington},
  journal={Journal of Architectural Engineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={25-29}
}
Aesthetic and ethical issues of building design are presented here to encourage meaningful discussion among today’s architectural engineering students and practitioners. The evaluative aesthetic ideas of scale, simplicity, and surprise are applied to two important structures designed by Fazlur R. Khan. Khan’s profound understanding of load flow in his buildings influenced his aesthetic ideas. Furthermore, his aesthetic ideas were intimately intertwined with his ethical ideas about structural… 

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