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Miracles in Concrete: Structural Engineer August Komendant

Author/EditorKomebdant: Lecture (Author)
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783035625127
Pub Date01/08/2022
BindingHardback
Pages432
Dimensions (mm)285(h) * 220(w)
£43.50
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The Estonian-American civil engineer August Komendant (1906-1992) worked with numerous famous architects and engineers on several of the 20th century's most iconic buildings.

Concrete was Komendant's passion through decades. He used his expertise in designing structures as different as the Kadriorg Stadium grandstand in Tallinn, Estonia (Elmar Lohk, 1938), the Habitat '67 experimental housing complex in Montreal, Canada (Moshe Safdie, 1967) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, USA (Louis I. Kahn, 1972).

Komendant combined technical expertise with a keen sense of aesthetics: as an engineer, he valued the timeless and enduring qualities of architecture. He knew that miracles require more than spreadsheets and a budget - the creative impulse is essential.

The Estonian-American civil engineer August Komendant (1906-1992) worked with numerous famous architects and engineers on several of the 20th century's most iconic buildings.

Concrete was Komendant's passion through decades. He used his expertise in designing structures as different as the Kadriorg Stadium grandstand in Tallinn, Estonia (Elmar Lohk, 1938), the Habitat '67 experimental housing complex in Montreal, Canada (Moshe Safdie, 1967) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, USA (Louis I. Kahn, 1972).

Komendant combined technical expertise with a keen sense of aesthetics: as an engineer, he valued the timeless and enduring qualities of architecture. He knew that miracles require more than spreadsheets and a budget - the creative impulse is essential.

Carl-Dag Lige (ed.), architecture critic and historian, curator at the Estonian Museum of Architecture

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