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Engineering Architecture : The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan - Yasmin Sabina Khan

Engineering Architecture

The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan

Hardcover Published: 17th July 2004
ISBN: 9780393731071
Number Of Pages: 192

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The structural engineer responsible for Chicago's John Hancock Centerand Sears Tower, Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) pioneered structuralsystems for high-rise design that broadened the palette of buildingforms and expressions available to design professionals today.

"Fazlur R. Khan is one of the most influential structural engineers of the 20th century... his daughter has written an account of his achievements and laced his creative timeline with descriptions of his theories and practices." -- Mia Jacobi - Desert Living "Seldom is the life and work of a designer described so abundantly as in this book about Fazlur Kahn (1929-1982). Written by his daughter, Yasmin, who has earned her own record as designer, this book is very personable story of a driven technician with a deep love of his profession... [R]eads like a novel." -- Bouwen met Stall "[A] moving tribute to an important figure--one that would surely make him as proud of his daughter as she clearly is of him." -- Civil Engineering "Yasmin Sabina Khan has written an engaging intellectual biography of her father... This lengthy book is rich with ideas relevant to historians of technology...[A]n excellent variety of illustrations... Khan's carefully researched work contributes substantially to the literature on mid-twentieth century large-scale building." -- Sharon Irish - Technology and Culture "[W]ell presented and has materials of great interest for structural engineers." -- The Structural Engineer "A worthy and delightfully written tribute to a remarkable man." -- Architectural Science Review "[A] much needed book... The prose reads swiftly, the chapters are well-organized, and, most important, the stories they narrate are compelling." -- Joseph Siry - Journal of Architectural Education "Here is a book that will make you proud to be a part of the design/construction community... [A]n inspiring biography." -- Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities "[A]n inspiration to the engineer as well as the architect." -- Shahin Vassigh - Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians "Among several eminent Kahns and Khans in...American construction, none better deserves a full study...[S]upplants the only previous book-length study" -- Construction History: Journal of the Construction History Society

Forewordp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Structural Logic in Architecturep. 17
Introductionp. 18
Formative Yearsp. 24
Graduate Work and Early Years at SOMp. 40
Structural Innovations in the Early 1960sp. 58
A New Era for High-Rise Design: The Framed Tubep. 84
The Trussed Tube: John Hancock Centerp. 104
An Expanded Design Vocabulary: Variations on Structural Formp. 131
Chicago Picassop. 132
The Tube-in-Tube: One Shell Plazap. 140
Seismic Isolation Concept and the Belt Trussp. 162
The Composite System: One Shell Squarep. 184
Emergence of the Bundled Tube: The Sears Towerp. 204
Architecture in Transitionp. 234
Contemporary Structural Rationalismp. 257
Crisis in Bangladeshp. 258
Overseas Work: Development in the Middle Eastp. 266
An Indigenous Form: The Hajj Terminalp. 286
A University Campus for Makkahp. 314
The Trussed Tube in Concrete: Onterie Centerp. 338
Megastructures: Chicago World Trade Centerp. 356
Reflections on Fazlur Khanp. 374
Notesp. 382
Selected Bibliography and Works by Fazlur R. Khanp. 397
Conversion Factorsp. 407
Indexp. 408
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ISBN: 9780393731071
ISBN-10: 0393731073
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17th July 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1