Architecture and Planning ETDs

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Inasmuch as construction is one of this nation’s largest industries, if not its largest, and consequently bears significantly on the nation’s economy, it would seem that a greater effort should be put forth to find a system which is economical to construct, erect, and transport. The possibilities presented in the new application of materials suggest new structural forms, of which folded plates are one type. The introduction of the computer will extend even further the possibilities of adaptation of new forms due to its analyzing ability. This project is not an attempt to establish a new direction in architecture, for the idea of folded plates is not new, as they have been built for many years. More specifically, this project will provide the designer with a tool with which to better understand the true potential of folded plates.



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School of Architecture and Planning

First Committee Member (Chair)

Michel Louis Roger Pillet

Second Committee Member

William Rogers Gafford

Third Committee Member

Robert Carl Cohlmeyer

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Architecture Commons