Horst Berger Tells of Origins, Principles and Creative Use of Tensile Structures

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‘Light Structures - Structures of Light’ is accessible for lay persons, architects and engineers alike

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Having developed, designed and engineered innovative fabric roof structures for quite a number of landmark buildings I felt there is a story that needs to be told.

Author, professor and structural engineer Horst Berger explains and illustrates the tensile structures he’s created throughout his prolific career in his book, “Light Structures - Structures of Light: The Art and Engineering of Tensile Architecture Illustrated by the Work of Horst Berger” (published by AuthorHouse).

“Having developed, designed and engineered innovative fabric roof structures for quite a number of landmark buildings I felt there is a story that needs to be told,” writes Berger, “especially since the technology was new and almost entirely without precedents. Nothing like it had been built at this scale and this pure form.”

“Light Structures - Structures of Light” describes and illustrates the process of developing a number of lightweight, long span roof structures with an amazing lightness and haunting beauty that makes the structure clear and visible. It is a carefully illustrated book with more than 400 illustrations, written in the form of stories that illuminate the background of the process. Berger makes the technology understandable for the lay person, though it has enough detail to make it valuable for architects and engineers. Though the technology is cutting edge, connections are made to some of the oldest human building forms.

Light Structures - Structures of Light
By Horst Berger
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781420852677
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Horst Berger is an internationally recognized structural engineer, whose own practices have included Horst Berger Partners and Geiger Berger Associates. His work has been instrumental in bringing tensile technology and design into the real world of architecture on a very large scale. Berger’s structures stand out both as technological achievements and as creative architectural art. His main objectives are to create large span spaces with less effort and more grace, to enrich architectural spaces, make architecture more widely affordable and bring buildings more in tune with the environment. His many built structures demonstrate this realization. Since 1990, Berger has taught at The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture. In 2002, the City University of New York made him a distinguished professor.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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