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Unformatted text preview: The Art of Structural Design The Spanish Style of Thin Roof Forms: Gaudi, Torroja, & Candela Different Approaches to Thin Roof Forms • Germans – mathematical & scientific SCIENTIFIC • Italians – historical and artistic SYMBOLIC • Spanish – artisan building tradition SOCIAL Warehouse, Columbus, Ohio by Anton Tedesko Different Approaches to Thin Roof Forms • Germans – mathematical & scientific SCIENTIFIC • Italians – historical and artistic SYMBOLIC • Spanish – artisan building tradition SOCIAL Little Sports Palace, Rome by Pierre Luigi Nervi Different Approaches to Thin Roof Forms • Germans – mathematical & scientific SCIENTIFIC • Italians – historical and artistic SYMBOLIC • Spanish – artisan building tradition SOCIAL Xochimilco Restaurant, Mexico City by Felix Candela Different Approaches to Thin Roof Forms • Germans – mathematical & scientific SCIENTIFIC • Italians – historical and artistic SYMBOLIC • Spanish – artisan building tradition SOCIAL A: Roman Vaulting : layered pieces, circular shape B: Catalan Vaulting : intricate pattern of interlocking tiles, very strong mortar, flatter Rafael Guastavino I Moreno (1842-1908) • Born in Valencia • Studied “Master Building” & History & Theory of Fine Arts • Architect & builder • Came to the US in 1880 Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station, NYC Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) • Born in Barcelona • Architect/Engineer • Rational Structures Guell Family Chapel...
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