Added to basket

Back to Previous

Structural and geometric design of late Gothic vaults

The 2018 James Sutherland History Lecture, "Ribs to nowhere and pendant bosses" discusses architectural engineering in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period.

David Wendland's lecture explores how intricate meshes of stone ribs were designed, how the structural behaviour was conceived, and how the information flow from design to execution was achieved - using research based on surveys, analyses and practical experiments. 

Speaker

David Wendland studied architecture and received his doctorate at the Institute of History of Architecture, University of Stuttgart. His main fields of research are shell structures and vaults, and design processes in architecture.

In 2011, David was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant for carrying out research on the design principles of late Gothic vaults. Additionally, David has been the scientific consultant in the reconstruction of the vaulted ceiling in the chapel of Dresden castle. 

Structural and geometric design of late Gothic vaults

Additional information

Format:
video
Publisher:
IStructE

Tags

Structural Design Historic Materials Case Study Historic structures Video

Related Resources & Events

Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

The fire at Notre Dame: how should we respond?

Discover and discuss the cultural variations of approaches to restoring national monuments through examples from history.

Date - 29 October 2019
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - From £35 + VAT
old apartment block

NEW - How Old Buildings Work

An introduction to the engineering of existing structures, using case studies relating to recent work on iconic historic buildings

Date - 7 October 2019
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £261 - £370
Guide to surveys and inspections of buildings and associated structures

Guide to surveys and inspections of buildings and associated structures

Guidance for structural engineers and surveyors on the methods and approaches taken to inspect, appraise and report on buildings and associated structures. 

Date - 1 June 2008
Author - Various (Institution Task Group)
Price - £18.85/£29