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Miracles In Concrete Structural Engineer August Komendant by Estonian Museum Of Architecture, De Gruyter

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    Author(s)Estonian Museum Of Architecture
    PublisherDe Gruyter
    ISBN9783035625127
    Pages432
    BindingHardcover
    Publish YearSeptember 2022

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    De Gruyter Miracles In Concrete Structural Engineer August Komendant by Estonian Museum Of Architecture

    The first comprehensive tribute to Louis Kahn's and Moshe Safdie's structural engineerThe Estonian-American civil engineer August Komendant (1906-1992) worked with numerous famous architects and engineers on several of the 20th century's most iconic buildings.Concrete was Komendant's passion through decades. He used his expertise in designing structures as different as the Kadriorg Stadium grandstand in Tallinn, Estonia (Elmar Lohk, 1938), the Habitat '67 experimental housing complex in Montreal, Canada (Moshe Safdie, 1967) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, USA (Louis I. Kahn, 1972).Komendant combined technical expertise with a keen sense of aesthetics as an engineer, he valued the timeless and enduring qualities of architecture. He knew that miracles require more than spreadsheets and a budget - the creative impulse is essential.One of the most innovative civil engineers of the 20th century.Specialized in the use of reinforced concrete and various other concrete technologiesStructural engineer to architects such as Louis I. Kahn, Moshe Safdie, and Eero Saarinen



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