B0331 - Structural Architecture: Forms and Design

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  • Teacher Giada Gasparini

  • Credits 2

  • SSD ICAR/09

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Architecture (cod. 0881)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Sustainable cities

Academic Year 2022/2023

Course contents

Within the Laboratory, the contribution of the module aims to make the student acquire knowledge in the context of the overall structural conception, in the unitary framework that takes into account the constraints and the complexity of the construction process. The student will acquire adequate knowledge to optimize the integration between the structures, architecture and technological requirements of the museum buildings; identify the structural solutions that optimize performance and reliability.

These objectives will be achieved by illustrating significant examples of museum creations. The path loads inside the structures. The main two-dimensional structures (slabs, plates and roofs with large spans, concrete wall beams and masonry). The three-dimensional structures (domes and vaults of revolution for the roofs of buildings). Analysis of some case studies.


David Billington "The Tower and the Bridge"

Eduardo Torroja "La concezione Strutturale"

E. Giangreco "Ingegneria delle strutture" UTET

G. Ballio F. Mazzolani "Strutture in acciaio" HOEPLI

Teaching methods

Oral lectures and practical exercise in classroom

Assessment methods

The assesment will encompass the presentation of the ppt work of the research conducted during the class.

The pass of the exam is guaranteed to the students that will show a sufficient capabilty of mastering the information given in class.

A higher grade will be given to the studdents that will show to use with confidence the concepts given in class solving complex problems and showing a good operative capability.

Fail can be related to unsufficient knowledge of key concepts, lack of technical languate and / or insufficient operative capabilities

Teaching tools

Oral classes, power point presentations.

Office hours

See the website of Giada Gasparini