Archinect - News 2014-11-28T02:03:39-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/66916390/the-world-s-greatest-buildings-provide-a-window-on-great-math-and-great-design The world's greatest buildings provide a window on great math and great design Archinect 2013-02-04T17:56:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:40:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4a35d76debd1ee19c989e54533bd48e.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Roof structures of this size and complexity cannot be built without an explicit geometry that can be expressed mathematically. Without such a mathematical model, it is not possible to calculate the loads, stresses, and rotational forces to which the vaults will be subjected and to estimate the impact of wind and temperature changes on their stability. Parabolas and ellipses were Utzon's first choices for the profiles of the vaults, but neither provided a buildable option.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/17307863/design-topology-lab Design Topology Lab Archinect 2011-08-18T12:47:16-04:00 >2011-08-18T12:47:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xmkp0n9wghrexpi0.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the first research practice dedicated to the ontology of space defined by mathematics.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>