Lamella (structures)

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The Zollinger Lamella roof, named after Friedrich Zollinger, a municipal building surveyor from Merseburg in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.[1] is a construction type where the roof is constructed in an arched network consisting of a single lamellae arranged in rhombic form.[1]

The vault system comprises short structural members interwoven across a curved surface in a diamond pattern.[2][3] Lamella structures can be constructed of wood timber or lumber, concrete, or metal.[4] Modern versions of this type of structure include glazed metal-framed systems referred to as "transparent shells."[5]

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  1. ^ a b Z.S. Makowski (31 October 1986). Analysis, Design and Construction of Braced Barrel Vaults. CRC Press. p. 406. ISBN 978-0-85334-377-6. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ Tutsch, Joram; Hipper, Andreas; Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (March 2017). "Modulare Stahllamellenhallen von Hugo Junkers". Bautechnik. 94 (3): 161–169. doi:10.1002/bate.201600071.
  3. ^ Tutsch, J., & Barthel, R. (2017). Modular steel lamella roofs by Hugo Junkers A lightweight structure from the 1920s. In IABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report (pp. 623–630)
  4. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (2006). Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, 4th Edition. New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. p. 572. ISBN 978-0-07-145237-3.
  5. ^ Schober, Hans (25 December 2015). Transparent shells : form, topology, structure. Germany: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn. doi:10.1002/9783433605998. ISBN 9783433031216.