MIES e + // FÉLIX CANDELA

Manifest
FÉLIX CANDELA. EFFICIENT SKELETONS
27 April – 28 April 2019

The Mies é Máis cycle session for the Hispanic-Mexican architect Felix Candela gave us the opportunity to assess the importance of geometry in the design of spaces. We saw how some ruled surfaces such as paraboloids or hyperboloids have suitable characteristics for some types of spaces if they know how to execute well.

As examples of his work we saw the restaurant Los Manantiales, the church of San José Obrero or the sports hall in Mexico.

Already on the job, we distribute ourselves in groups and each one built a different ruled surface using Lupo for the rigid parts and trapillo for the surface lines. The first of the groups made a hyperboloid and the other two a hyperbolic paraboloid following the pattern of the Los Manantiales restaurant and the church of San José Obrero respectively.

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