Victor Horta’s Iron Architecture: A Structural Analysis

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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).

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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 et al., "Victor Horta’s Iron Architecture: A Structural Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 373-378, 2010

Online since:

October 2010

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