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Challenges of Structure in Today’s Architectural, Economic and Social Context
Bernabeu Larena, Jorge and Bernabeu Larena, Alejandro
Challenges of Structure in Today’s Architectural, Economic and Social Context.
"Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture", v. 7
The recent establishment of a digital culture and society, together with current financial crisis and urgent energetic and climatic needs, has radically changed the architectural scene from the optimism of some years ago to a situation of uncertainty and huge social demands and challenges. In this context, it is suggested to rethink the role of structure in architecture, such as an enabler, a guide and a catalyst. The purpose of this paper is to present the economic, cultural and social context in which architecture develops nowadays. The method, to suggest a discussion on which role the structure may adopt in the architecture to come. The achievement, to highlight its potential to face current requirements and challenges.
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