Peter Rice discusses Arup’s work with Renzo Piano Building Workshop on the Menil Collection Museum roof in Houston Texas.

He outlines the use of ferrocement elements and the role of ductile iron - a cast iron with a high resistance to cracking. Taking these two materials, we worked with the architect to develop the design and ultimately deliver this stunning new roof.

Other articles in this issue include: Exploring the disposal of colliery waste; Konarak – a study for the preservation of a 13th century Hindu temple in Orissa, India; Preservation of medieval ruins; and Lee House redevelopment transfer structure: A painting by Ben Johnson.

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The Arup Journal 1987 - Issue 2