Structural Systems Class Models, Fall 2018

closeup of a lattice structure in a wooden model
Model of the Nemunoki Children's Art Museum by Sean Wen (B.Arch. '14) and James Nguyen (B.Arch. '14). photo / provided
View of a gallery with wooden models on tables.
A view of the Structural Systems Class Models, Fall 2018 exhibition in John Hartell Gallery. William Staffeld / AAP
Two women study a model made of wood and steel.
Jaein Lee (B.Arch. '22), left, and Kaylin Park (B.Arch. '19) discuss Lee's model of the V House by Heinz Legler. William Staffeld / AAP
Architectural models made of wood displayed in a gallery
A view of the Structural Systems Class Models exhibition. William Staffeld / AAP
A wood and steel model in a gallery
A close up view of a model of the Agri Chapel designed by Yu Momoeda Architectural Office. William Staffeld / AAP
A wood and concrete model in a gallery
An oblique view of a model of the Triangle House designed by Shigeru Ban Architects. William Staffeld / AAP
Model of the Nemunoki Children's Art Museum by Sean Wen (B.Arch. '14) and James Nguyen (B.Arch. '14). photo / provided A view of the Structural Systems Class Models, Fall 2018 exhibition in John Hartell Gallery. William Staffeld / AAP Jaein Lee (B.Arch. '22), left, and Kaylin Park (B.Arch. '19) discuss Lee's model of the V House by Heinz Legler. William Staffeld / AAP A view of the Structural Systems Class Models exhibition. William Staffeld / AAP A close up view of a model of the Agri Chapel designed by Yu Momoeda Architectural Office. William Staffeld / AAP An oblique view of a model of the Triangle House designed by Shigeru Ban Architects. William Staffeld / AAP

Braced frames, rigid frames, and shear walls. Suspension and stayed cable systems. Cable nets and fabric membranes. Arches, vaults, and domes. Slabs, folded plates, and curvilinear shells. Diagrids and reciprocal beam framing. Cable trusses and tensegrity systems.

Nathaniel and Margaret Owings Distinguished Alumni Memorial Professor in Architecture Mark Cruvellier's Structural Systems class examines the 3D structural systems that are used in buildings — both how they "work" in terms of their mechanical function and how they can be related to conceptual design ideas and form and space-making objectives. This exhibition features drawings and models constructed this semester.