KOers is the study association for Structural Designers at the Technical University in Eindhoven (TU/e) and KOersief is their magazine. This time the theme was sustainability and the use of design tools. Octatube contributed by explaning more about how we use parametric design to save time and costs.
The bicycle parking garage Strawinsky is striking because of its glass entrance with Y-shaped columns in the middle and a light roof construction made of strip steel in hexagonal shapes.
The wavy roof of the central shopping area in Tilburg is supported by a very light steel construction that acts as a reciprocal frame.
[28.02.2017] "The semicircular roof of Rokin 49 is composed of prefabricated curved elements with hot bent glazing fixed onto a rhombus/shaped steel structure. The steel structure consists of square hollow sections joined together with welded connections at an angle."
Challenging Glass is an international bi-annual conference that aims at gathering world class designers, engineers, researchers and industry partners to discuss on the latest architectural and structural use of glass in buildings and facades. This year’s edition took place on 16 & 17 June at Ghent University in Belgium where Octatube presented a paper on the Van Gogh Museum’s Glass Entrance Building.
"This building could only have been build today and is a state of the art example of engineering and material usage."