This is the first fully comprehensive survey and analysis of masted structures and covers examples that have evolved during the past three decades.

Masted Structures are one of the most interesting developments in post-war architecture resulting from a combination of technology, structural engineering theory and a collaboration between architects and engineers.

This is an essential guide for architects to the structural and constructional implications of masted forms in relation to space enclosure, patterns of loading and use of differing materials and techniques. This useful volume will enable architects and engineers to understand the origins, development and nature of masted structures and will provide a stimulating basis for future design.

part |2 pages

Part One: A Review of Principles and Development

chapter 1|5 pages

Tension Structures in Architecture

chapter 2|3 pages

Structural Fundamentals

chapter 3|9 pages

Historical Origins: Bridges and Tents

chapter 5|13 pages

20th Century Masted Structures

part |3 pages

Part Two: A Taxonomy of Masted Structures