Space frame

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space frame

[′spās ‚frām]
(building construction)
A three-dimensional steel building frame which is stable against wind loads.

Space frame

A three-dimensional structural framework made up of interconnected triangular elements that enclose a space; as opposed to a frame where all the elements lie in a single plane.

space frame

Any three-dimensional structural framework (e.g., the rigid frame for a multistory building) as contrasted with a plane frame all of whose elements lie in a single plane.
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3M's Renewable Energy Division has teamed with Gossamer Space Frames to unveil a new parabolic trough solar collector technology designed to significantly reduce equipment and installation costs for CSP systems used in power generation.
With their warping metamorphic body shapes and proliferating rings and other geometric devices--imagine one of Al Held's multicolored '7os or '8os space frames in a shit storm of gloppy off-color asteroids--Dunham's work appeared not only fully formed, and authoritatively deformed, but suddenly, queasily apropos.
Aluminum space frames may also reduce tooling costs by as much as half over traditional methods and parts inventories can be slashed, Schlendorf said.
With photographs and plans for each project, the 96-page book offers a wide range of designs-from simple space frames and covered entryways to backgarden gazebos and shading trellises.
Scaffolding work first phase of construction for renovation of windows and roof spaces above 3 exhibition halls - Rolling scaffolding,- Space frames for three exhibition halls,- Facade Scaffolding as an internal scaffold,- Facade scaffolds outside, with scaffold- Canopy including connection design on the facade scaffolding.
The space frames the sculpture, and the sculpture frames the space.
There is a full-size set of aluminium portal frame structures by Jean Prouve, cable net structure by Frei Otto, space frames, tensegrity towers and models of the compression/tension structures by Le Ricolais together with inflatable structures.
The Ford team gradually progressed to the idea of placing plastic body panels on aluminum space frames, an approach that would take advantage of the aluminum's higher strength-to-weight ratio as compared to steel.
100 m3 : - Provision space frame 2-3-storey air space: about 68,200 m3/Wo : - Space frames, 2-storey air spaces: about 1,056 m3 : - Provision space frames, 2-storey air spaces: 23,232 m3/Wo : - Space frames, staircases 6: about 1,336 m3 : - Provision space frames, staircases 6: about 13,360 m3/Wo : - Scaffolding accessories like jumpers, panel openings
Skylights, including standard ridge units, pyramids and domes as well as space frames, are 'custom designed, engineered and fabricated to suit job conditions, while conforming to architectural specifications and budgets'.