Wednesday, February 01, 2006

thesis - researching Architectural Record (TriPyramid)

Schubert Club Band Shell
Architect: James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc.Structural Engineer: Skidmore Owings and Merrill; Schlaich Bergermann


Icahn Genomics Laboratory, Princeton University: Cable Wall

Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners

This virtually transparent glass wall allows
light to enter the space unimpeded by
structure, but regulated by the large
exterior rotational sunshades. The cable
net structure used a hydraulic-activated cable tensioning system by TriPyramid to
pre-tension the vertical stainless steel
cables at installation.


Tokyo International Forum Glass Hall

Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group

TriPyramid was a consultant for the support structures for the roof and walls of this very large (200 meters long, 60 meters high) glass building. TriPyramid collaborated with the architect and the structural engineer to develop the connection details for both roof and wall systems. TriPyramid then worked with Japanese heavy industry to apply the latest Japanese manufacturing technology to the unique rods and fittings required for the roof structure.


Mori Art Center

Architect: Gluckman Mayner Architects
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners

The dramatic shingled glass entrance structure is supported by a sophisticated cable net with aesthetically pleasing cable clamps, provided by TriPyramid, which tension the cables.

The structure, in Tokyo’s Rappongi Hills, involved an international team of architects and engineers working with Ashahi Glass and TriPyramid. TriPyramid’s curved cable clamps use the latest in computer design and manufacturing.

Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History: Glass Cube

Architect: Polshek Partnership
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates

The glass box surrounding the
sphere of the planetarium is supported by TriPyramid rod and fittings with minimal visual impact.


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