ART-124 - The Creative Art of Structures3 credits
Learn how to interpret and understand the built environment through technical, visual, and social analysis and critique of bridges, tall buildings, and structural designers.Â The Creative Art of Structures is a modern history of structural engineering through the lens of excellence in design.Â In a survey of some of the world's most iconic structures-towers, tall buildings, bridges, and thin concrete shells-structural engineering will be presented as an art form rather than just a technical endeavor. Innovative structures will be studied from engineering, architectural, cultural, and social perspectives.Â Structural engineers including bridge engineers Eiffel, Roebling, Robert Maillart, Christian Menn, and Othmar Ammann will be featured, as will tall building engineer Fazlur Khan and thin shell designers Dieste, Candela, and Isler.Â
Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.
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