special structures

Thialf - Heerenveen
Thialf - Heerenveen
There is more to design than just meeting functional needs; sometimes a design also has to attract attention, surprise people. The search for these design solutions involves treading new paths besides relying on proven building systems and materials.
Filmmuseum - Amsterdam
Filmmuseum - Amsterdam
Examples of this in the discipline’s work include the use of high strength concrete and the structural integration of glass in load-bearing structures. Here the task is not just to determine the limits of technology, but to find ways of pushing back those limits in a structurally and financially sound way.