Paper Title:
Victor Horta’s Iron Architecture: A Structural Analysis
  Abstract

The internationally acknowledged Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta built remarkable artifacts of public iron architecture in Brussels. His projects display an innovative philosophy based on apparent iron frameworks used in a very efficient manner. As a supplement to the ample historical and architectural studies on Belgium’s most famous Art Nouveau architect, this paper puts Horta’s innovative structural practice of iron into the picture. To reach this goal, a structural analysis of four of Horta’s most interesting projects is carried out, going into the following topics: conceptual philosophy (structural typology), building techniques (shapes, connection details) and the coherence of the structural logic (structural usefulness).

  Info
Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 133-134)
Edited by
Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song
Pages
373-378
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.133-134.373
Citation
Q. Collette, I. Wouters, M. De Bouw, L. Lauriks, A. Younes, "Victor Horta’s Iron Architecture: A Structural Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 373-378, 2010
Online since
October 2010
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Mitsuharu Takita
Abstract:Semi-solid metal processing with the cooling plate technique is one of the key technologies for producing advanced materials. The multitude...
79
Authors: Vladimir D. Belov, Edis B. Ten, Alexander S. Drokin
Abstract:This work deals with the problem of casting production from high-aluminum cast iron Al22D. This cast iron is characterized by unique...
261
Authors: Jian Min Sun, Yi Zhang
Abstract:In order to improve wear resistance of engine cylinder, the surface hardening technology is analyzed. The hardening methods which iron...
599
Authors: Xiao Yun Zhu, Zhong Cheng Guo
Abstract:Using reduced iron powder as raw material, Copper coated iron powder(CCIP) is prepared by electroless alkaline-based plating. We discuss the...
161
Authors: Guo Dong Zhang, Hong Mei Cao, Jin Fei Xu
Chapter 2: Materials Science and Engineering
Abstract:Cast iron was chromized by solid powder method at 1000°C. Micro-morphology and microstructure of chromized alloy layer and cast iron matrix...
416