Admittedly engineers simply continue to calculate the projects they are given by architects, but engineers also draw or redraw, build physical models or design digital models for parametrisation, gauge aesthetics and reinvent the production of the form. Is it the architect or the engineer who designs the structure, lays its foundations and establishes the intentionality of the project?
The examples covered in the pages of this book show us that creativity lies at the heart of engineering practice and a structure's design. It also shows that engineering today is a space of freedom and that it is enough to want to be part of it, to give us the means, to ask us the right questions, for us to invent the new structural landscapes of tomorrow. This book is different in that projects are presented from the point of view of their genesis and their design.