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.