WIT Press

The Adventure Of Covering A Swimming-pool With An X-frame Structure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960111

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,529 kb

Author(s)

J. Sanchezf, F. Escrig & J. P. Valcarcel

Abstract

The adventure of covering a swimming-pool with an X-frame structure J. Sanchezf, F. Escrig*, J. P. Valcarcel* "School of Architecture, University of Seville, Spain ^School of Architecture, University of La Coruna, Spain SUMMARY Deploy able grids have generated a lot of literature and theoretical proposals but till the moment only a few realizations. This is the reason why it is important the process that has concluded by erecting a building deployed from two parcels of 33 c.m. including structure, fabric cover and complementary elements till a total volume enclosed of 11.000 c.m. in the time that takes to hang these two parcels from a crane, deploy them by gravity load and anchor the lower points to the foundations and supports. We describe the basis of the design as well as details of construction, process of building and final appearance of the whole. 1. INTRODUCTION Thirty years have pased since the first and last deployable roof bassed on scissor grids wa

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