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Concrete structures

ABSTRACT: The interface between architecture and structure concerns most directly the space, although architecture is more than space, it is also shape, function, material texture and surface. Indirectly the load-bearing structure contributes to architectural quality over construction details of its elements. In order to investigate the relationship between the loadbearing structure and the architectural space a systemic analysis is employed. Morphologically there are two elements of the system:

− the container, the load-bearing scaffold, which forms the frame for a totality of spaces, − the content, the lived architectural space, a totality of localised activities.