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3-MINUTE ELEVATION Wood framing is still a common method of construction for apartment buildings in Canada and the United States, including balloon framing and the more recently developed platform framing. The former connects long timber studs and fabricates the walls first, with the floors subsequently attached to them. The latter joins smaller timber sticks to platforms, with the walls built on top of them. Diagonal bracing and panelling add rigidity and stability. RELATED TOPICS THE DOME LESS IS MORE AVANT-GARDE 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES WILLIAM LE BARON JENNEY 1832–1907 American architect, engineer and pioneer of skyscrapers LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE 1886–1969 German–American architect who achieved free-flowing open spaces thanks to ‘skin–and-bone’ frames RICHARD ROGERS & RENZO PIANO 1933– & 1937– British and Italian architects, co-creators of the Pompidou Centre, Paris 30-SECOND TEXT Marjan Colletti A building’s elements – concrete, timber or steel – are usually assembled into a 3D frame.
This is defined by the relationship between the depth of a beam’s cross section and the distance between the supports at either end. If the span is narrow and the section is thick, the beam may appear unnecessarily massive and unwieldy, whereas if the span is too wide and the section too thin, the beam may fail. RELATED TOPICS THE ARCH THE COLUMN THE FRAME MODERNISM 30-SECOND TEXT Edward Denison One of the most elemental structural components, the beam, in its simplest form, is a horizontal load-bearing member supported at each end.
ISLAMIC the 30-second architecture Islamic architecture was born out of the rapid spread of Islam that followed the death of the Prophet Mohammed in 632. Initially, the architectural forms were influenced by regional precedents such as Byzantine architecture and often concentrated on religious structures, including mosques, shrines and tombs. One of the earliest and most significant Islamic buildings is the Dome of the Rock (691) in Jerusalem. The central plan – defined by the octagonal exterior, concentric aisles and central wooden dome – mirrors the contemporaneous centrally planned Byzantine churches.