of Architecture


Introduction to Load-Bearing Structures 3

  • Lecturer
    • Mario Monotti

The course, extending over four semesters, deals with static concepts with a graphic approach starting from funicular systems, then promoting control of form in discrete systems and viewing the load flow in continuous structures. The structures of the plane and space are progressively analysed and ordered in a map capable of facilitating the interpretation and design of buildings understood as a combination of elementary structures to ensure the flow of vertical and horizontal loads.

In the third semester, the course presents the analysis of the structures of space: networks of cables, membranes, vaults, domes, shells, space trusses, floor slabs, walls and inclined slabs. Arising out of the combination of plane structures, space structures are hyperstatic. The course devotes a brief theoretical introduction to this issue.


sem I

h 24

ects 2.5


Esame finale scritto.

Examination Mode