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Cone Derived StructuresDaniel da Rocha, M.Arch., Isabella Thiesen, Dipl.-Math. The Cone Tower: Rigidity in Structure – Flexibility in DesignThe Cone Tower is the result of a design process started from the study of simple methods aimed at devising lightweight structures, later carried over to the realm of high-rise design. Its principles are an adaptation of the basic idea behind any type of structural design: the flow of forces, or the redirection of flows of forces within a building structure.