Hyperbolic paraboloid


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hyperbolic paraboloid

[¦hī·pər¦bäl·ik pə′rab·ə‚lȯid]
(mathematics)
A surface which can be so situated that sections parallel to one coordinate plane are parabolas while those parallel to the other plane are hyperbolas.

Hyperbolic paraboloid

A shell in the form of a hyperbolic paraboloid, that is, saddle shaped. Generated by two systems of straight lines, its formwork is more readily constructed from straight pieces of timber than that of a dome.
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But flying the flag for the hyperbolic paraboloids (you should see the flag
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He said the plan was to replace the hyperbolic paraboloids "with exact replicas", but said the proposals did not state what material would be used to build the new columns.
As for the hyperbolic paraboloids, maybe they should have been re-planted in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where people couldmake their own minds up about them.
Classrooms on the upper floor are delightful, with the pine-clad hyperbolic paraboloid ceilings rising to meet the ridge skylights in a cheerful gesture that fills the spaces with luminance.
Xenakis's then employer, Le Corbusier, was approached about creating a multimedia pavilion and handed off the design work to Xenakis, who created the world's first freestanding building of hyperbolic paraboloids (inspired by his own Metastaseis).
Burckhardt + Partner of Zurich won the competition for a major Olympics building, the Wukesong Cultural and Sports Centre, and their design was acclaimed for its digital facade and the suspended hyperbolic paraboloids that were to provide natural ventilation.
Working with engineers from the Michael Barclay Partnership, the steel structure consists of a central spine, 25m high and 135m long, braced by two opposing hyperbolic paraboloids.
Megapolis scale centres and experimental structural systems, from Frei Otto cables and nets, to Ulrich Muther and Gerhard Lehmann's concrete shell hyperbolic paraboloids, show an equal enthusiasm for the Modernist zeitgeist regardless of political ideology.
The roof's hyperbolic paraboloids do not look like elephant's dugs.
Here, the concourse is enclosed by an elaborate roof of linked hyperbolic paraboloids, supported by squat, conical columns which also contain and distribute services.
On top of the building is the departures level, under an elaborate roof of connected hyperbolic paraboloids which, even in the rather arid interior perspectives [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED], promise a sensation of aerial travel.