Some Esthetic Considerations in Steel Design

by Thomas C. Kavanagh, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 11, Pg. 2257-2275

Document Type: Journal Paper


Structural esthetics is defined and its attributes or indicators as formulated by Vitruvius almost 2,000 years ago are found still valid. A set of 10 general principles underlying or justifying the critical judgments on esthetics of steel structures is proposed.

Subject Headings: Aesthetics | Steel | Steel structures | Cold-formed steel

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