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Friday, 05 July 2019 10:52

  Covered Walkway for a Shopping Mall Nowadays, more and more commercial centers are launched. Among those, consumers always pay attention and choose the eye-catching, sophisticated design as...

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:03

The following Small Structure Projects were entered into the 2018 LSAA Design Awards in Category 1 1709 Oran Park Library. 1160  Mandura Fishing Pier Shade Structure. 1405 West End...

Monday, 29 October 2018 11:01

  APPLICATION OF PROJECT:        To Provide weather protection for patrons of the golf club with a lightweight, nautical architectural feel but engineered strong enough to...

Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:15

Commendation LSAA 2018 Design Awards APPLICATION OF PROJECT: Al-fresco canopies over street area for hospitality and retail for the Pacific Bondi mixed use development, directly facing Bondi...

Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:55

Award of Excellence, LSAA 2018 Design Awards Cat 1 Small Structures Application of Project Retail Development Travelator Canopy Project Description As part of Ryde Shopping Centre upgrade with a...

Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:41

APPLICATION OF PROJECT: The project was to supply and install a unique waterproof shade cloth structure over the old two lane Mandurah Bridge built in 1952 . The old bridge was recently...

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North Queensland Stadium construction progress, Townsville. From the video you can see what a great location it is relative the city centre.

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Take a bird’s eye view of the North Queensland Stadium. This footage from Friday 1 March 2019 shows the stadium build is about 38% complete! 

A tower that used the drying process of timber to make the structure self twist

University of Stuttgart #Timber #LSAA

 
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University of Stuttgart engineers have harnessed the natural shrinking process of wood as it loses moisture to create this world-first self-twisted tower in Germany.

A few lightweight structures here with some that appear that they may need a bit more engineering input. Looks great

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From the Spire

I recently had a short trip down to Melbourne and took a few pictures of the Arts Centre Spire which was constructed in the late 1970s.

Conceptually, the spire is a sculpture which was intended to indicate the location of something special located under the tall, tapering open lattice structure.

The "upper spire" is from bolted steel tubes with a geometry utilizing tetrahedrons so as to reduce the number of members meeting at a joint. Four joints are at each higher level and these four are rotated by 45 degrees in plan from those at the adjacent levels.

Just a short note to say that Boxing Day is a day of sporting highlights in Australia - as well as a lot of mahem at the sales.

The first day of the third cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground - The "G" - saw a crowd of some 73,000 watch a slow scoring day on a flat pitch. India batting.

Also Boxing Day is the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart classic ocean yacht race.

From a lightweight structures viewpoint we have the extensive roof structures at the cricket. Also the fast sailing machines with their composite lightweight hulls, prestressed tensile rigging, tensioned fabric sails precisely cut to give a form to generate maximum driving force.

In recent years we have twin rudders and canting keels to maximize the functions of these appendages and in doing so further reduce the weight of the boats.

Some of the super-maxis have very large beams to enhance the planning ability and effects of the crew as ballast. 

Tensinet, our European equivalent, publishes a newsletter twice a year. Even if you are not a member there are a few articles that they share as a teaser

#Tensinet

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A BBC article on current and future thinking in robotic construction and construction monitoring

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Will robots, drones and smart diggers create our future homes and workplaces?

What an iconic venue in the Kings Domain in Melbourne! And Happy 60th Birthday!! WOW

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This is a unique tensile cablenet structure was designed by Barry Patten of the Architectural firm Yuncken Freeman Brothers, Griffiths and Simpson. Engineering was done by Irwin Johnstone.

The LSAA committee has spotted two LSAA member projects in the shortlist of the World Architectural Festival 2018. Congratulations to your respective architects and the LSAA members that have contributed to the project’s success. Please let me know if I have missed a project. #WAF18

http://fabritecture.com/project/westfield-chermside-urchin/

https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/

Shopping Completed Buildings: Westfield Chermside Outdoor Dining and Leisure Precinct
- Architects: Scentre Group Design / Urbis / Armada Australia
- Fabrication & Construction: Fabritecture - Custom Fabric Architecture
- Structural Design: Wade Design Engineers

Sport Completed Buildings: Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia 
- Architects: HASSELL COX HKS
- Structural Design: Arup
- Fabric Design and Install: MakMax Australia Tensile Membrane Specialists

A BBC article on current and future thinking in robotic construction and construction monitoring

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Will robots, drones and smart diggers create our future homes and workplaces?

Great find Thin shells, very clean detailing.

#shigeruban #architecture

Thin shells is in Dijon, France.

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Architecture: Shigeru Ban
Engineering: Buro Happold

An experimental temporary structure "TemporActive" was constructed as part of Tensinet's latest symposium in Italy. A single skin form with cable stiffended ribs.

#Tensinet #fabric #lightweight

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There has been a number of curved and interesting footbridges built recently here in Melbourne. See these pics:

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The last of these bridges is curved and the load carrying deck (pedestrians and bicycles) creates significant torsion on the main support spine.

This bridge won a LSAA Design Award in 2016.

However, up in Vietnam, a new elevated footbridge in a heavy tourist region has some big hands appearing to support the bridge.

Check it out at this link!!

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Credit to "Designboom.com"