Why Buildings Stand Up Video (Full Series) Programs 1 thru 9
In this series of videotapes, Dr. Mario Salvadori explains the fundamental principles of architectural structures through classroom demonstrations. Using commonly available materials, this master teacher and a class of 6th graders explore basic structural principles and illustrate their application to architecture in the design of buildings and skyscrapers, bridges and domes. Why Buildings Stand Up Videotapes were produced by the American Institute of Architects and New York City Community School District #10.
PROGRAM 1: Loads On Buildings Demonstrations of static and dynamic loads, and the effects of wind and earthquakes on buildings.
PROGRAM 2: Equilibrium and Materials Activities in tension, compression and bending; beams, columns, cables and arches, steel, concrete and wood.
PROGRAM 3: Bridges An exploration of framed structures, arches and truss and suspension bridges.
PROGRAM 4: Paper Structures Activities using paper to create folded plates, beams, arches and domes.
PROGRAM 5: Children and Math A panel discussion on the teaching of math with two students and two teachers.
PROGRAM 6: History of Architecture and Engineering A survey of architectural and engineering monuments from 8000 BC to the present time.
PROGRAM 7: Swing Bridges A tape on bridges with particular emphasis on swing bridges.
PROGRAM 8: Skyscrapers A tape illustrating high-rise buildings in New York City.
PROGRAM 9: Children and Structures A sequence of scenes from the course, ""Why Buildings Stand Up,"" taught by Dr. Mario Salvadori to the students of a Harlem bilingual mini-school.
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