Exploration of structural chaos and anarchy in Sinan's domed structures

Selcuk S., Akan A., Unay A.

8th Conference on Shell Structures, Theory and Applications, Jurata, Poland, 12 - 14 October 2005, pp.605-608 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Jurata
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-608


The master builder Sinan's domed edifices are known as built with structural ingenuity. Remarkable contribution of Sinan to building art and especially to the development of the dome construction is unquestionable as a theme of the history of architecture. Dimensioning of structural components is ingeniously made and the systems cannot be qualified as poorly designed even in the light of contemporary knowledge. This study has attempted to explore the enchantment behind the structural integrity of Sinan's masonry domed structures.