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Delta Ribs are structural
elements for buildings with irregularly curved shapes. Whereas such shapes
would conventionally lead to highly complex and often heavy structures,
Delta Rib-structures can be shaped according to the architectural and
structural needs. Through twisting and curving the system can follow the
contours of curved building envelopes, facades and canopies.
|A network structure consisting
of Deltaribs. Each rib is made of three curved
|The solution to this demanding brief is to create
ribs of triangular cross section from three bespoke curved sheets of
steel. Next, a number of ribs together constitute a network
structure. Neither the ribs nor the network in which they are
applied consist of standard components; both are custom-designed by
the designer. The principle works with four sheets too, but three is
the minimum to create a closed section.
underlying principle of Deltaribs: three intersecting single-curved
Three examples of Deltaribs. The
ribs' non-constant cross sections
that allows following the local structural need, and
connect to other ribs without any jumps.
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