Frei Otto – inspired inventor, researcher and designer (part 1)

Author: Michael Dickson

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31 July 2015

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Frei Otto – inspired inventor, researcher and designer (part 1)

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Michael Dickson
Date published
31 July 2015
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Michael Dickson

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 93, Issue 8, 2015, Page(s) 12-17

Date published

31 July 2015

Author

Michael Dickson

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 93, Issue 8, 2015, Page(s) 12-17

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Standard: £10 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Institution Past President, Michael Dickson, looks back at the inspirational career of the late Frei Otto; the celebrated German architect who died earlier this year. In the first part of a two-part article, Dixon examines Otto's philosophy and early work with lightweight structures.

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Following the death earlier this year of Frei Otto, the celebrated German architect and Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Michael Dickson, a long-time collaborator with Otto, looks back at his inspirational career and ground-breaking projects with a host of leading structural engineers. Part 1 of this two-part article examines Otto's philosophy and early work, while Part 2 will focus on his later years and legacy.

Dickson worked on a number of projects with Otto while at Ove Arup (1968–76) and latterly at BuroHappold. He was also a member of the Wolfson Air Supported Structures Research Group (1980–86) at the University of Bath, which corresponded with Otto's research group in Stuttgart on the development of air-supported lightweight structures.

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