Wachsmann, Konrad Ludwig
He was appointed Professor of Design and Director of the Department of Advanced Building Research at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology (1949–56), and further developed his ‘Mobilar’ system with joints capable of receiving up to 20 tubular members enabling enormous cantilevers to be constructed so that large areas could be roofed with minimal vertical supports. His work anticipated many later developments, and influenced designers including Buckminster Fuller. He published Holzhausbau: Technik und Gestaltung (House Building in Timber: Technique and Construction—1931), Holz im Bau (Wood in Building—1957), Wendepunkt im Bauen (Turning Point in Building—1959, with an English translation of 1961), and various other works on prefabrication and industrialization in building.
G. Herbert (1984);
Klotz (ed.) (1986);
Jane Turner (1996);
Wachsmann (1961, 1988);
Wachsmann et al. (1995)
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