Arches

This long span roof design was a structural project exploring arch shapes and tension cables. The shape was inspired by a canopy of trees. The design consists of seven arches arranged around a central point, with supporting arches spanning between them. A steel cable network forms the secondary structure to hold up the membrane of the roof and the arches. Using graphic statics, my partner and I developed the shape of the arches in order to create a protected exterior space for community use. To see the final poster for this project presented at the end of the class, please click this link.

Spring ’15

Group: Sofie Belanger & Johanna Greenspan-Johnston

Software: 3DS Max, Mental Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator