I am wondering whether anybody has come across a twisted column before and what difficulties they ran into. The easiest way to describe this would be to imagine the cross section at the base as a rectangle with major axis on W-E and a similar cross section at the top with the major axis on N-S.
Currently, this has been bothering me more as an exercise in thought than as an actual structure but I'm having trouble finding similar examples.
I've included (if it works correctly) a very rough mock-up in ms paint of two solutions to the problem. The one on the left reminds me of a column from a Gaudi building but don't think the section change was as drastic as that.
Anyway, please let me know if you want anymore information and thanks in advance for any pointers!