The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 61 (1983) > Issues > Issue 1 > Aims of Structural Design
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Aims of Structural Design

‘A good design has certain typical features simplicity, unity and necessity. Simplicity is common to excellence in all the arts-that impression of ease which is usually the result of intense effort. The structure in which evident difficulties have been painfully overcome lacks excellence. Simple does not mean elementary; a structure suited to its purpose and easily constructed may be of great analytical complexity.' Peter Campbell