Archive for May, 2009

Dr. Block is in da house

MIT / Escobedo Vault

Download here Philippe Block’s PhD dissertation which describes the details of the methodology used to design this vault prototype:

THRUST NETWORK ANALYSIS: Exploring Three-dimensional Equilibrium.

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Keywords

Load-bearing stone, Unreinforced masonry vaulting, Stone form-finding, Structural masonry vault, Free-form masonry, Equilibrium shapes, Funicular design
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