To be featured in the upcoming book entitled Model Perspectives: Structures, Architecture and Culture authored/edited by Mark R Cruvellier, Bjørn N Sandaker and Luben Dimcheff and to be published by Routledge in April or May 2016.
Structural Systems course with Mark Cruvellier, Fall 2014
The Palace of Water Sports by SPeeCh Tchoban & Kuznetsov and Ove Arup is an aquatic sport complex in Kazan, Russia. Constructed for the Summer Student Games 2013, the roof features a series of 3-hinged laminated wood arches that create a vaulted roof. The gaps between the arches and their small cross section area create an ephemeral lightness that contrasts the concrete stands.
Through contact with the architects at SPeeCh, the engineers at Arup, and the facade specialist, we studied the connection details, materials, and siting of the project. Our work explored the construction methods, culminating in a 1:100 study of the foundations, beams, joints, and tension cable systems.
In collaboration with Sonya Mantell.