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Architectural form and building material of suspension and cable-staed bridges - visualization of geometrical structure  [2013]

Tofil, J., Silesian Univ. of Technology, Gliwice (Poland). Geometry and Engineering Graphics Centre Pawlak-Jakubowska, A., Silesian Univ. of Technology, Gliwice (Poland). Geometry and Engineering Graphics Centre

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The paper discusses motives and inspirations behind the search for modern architectural forms of suspended and cable-stayed bridges. Novel constructions and materials as well as new functional tasks form the main motivation of such actions. It is the domain of geometry as a source of structural forms which has been indicated as inspiring and facilitating the discovery of shapes of those buildings. Together with the presentation of design examples and visualization, values of bridges composition of cable stayed type have been presented which are attributed to force expression and shapes dynamics and these in turn decide on artistic character of architecture.