Topical Collection: Interdisciplinary - Lightweight structures: Advanced manufacturing and materials for the Built environment

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Internationally recognized and celebrated artists, designers, engineers, and researchers in cooperation with top universities from all over the world that have contributed to the 2019 IASS - Structural Membranes symposium are invited to submit a journal article with a focus on innovative lightweight structures. The structures in the paper must display a strong vision of structural design and innovation. They should demonstrably be the result of structural engineering focused research projects. The structures have to show new insights on structural typologies, through the design of a pavilion. Each structure must show innovative production techniques, materiality, constructability, transportability, architectural expression, overall originality, and make a transfer with art. The choices of materials, manufacturing methods, erection techniques, and so forth are at the entire discretion of each team. Innovative ideas and prototype methodologies that push the boundaries of construction are strongly encouraged.

Guest Editors

  • Dr Arie Dirk Cornelis Pronk
  • Dr John Orr

Papers must describe original research and must not be simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All submissions should follow the instructions available at:

Authors can directly submit their papers at During the submission procedure, please select the title of this Topical Collection from the section/category (drop down menu) in Editorial Manager.