By Wolf D. Prix
"The Mexican Roof", outfitted as an architectural sign for an employer selling sustainable agriculture, is likely one of the few examples the place a really formidable venture, conceived within the structure layout studio on the collage of utilized Arts Vienna, has been effectively translated into truth. accomplished by means of the scholars themselves in a distant province in Mexico it truly is essentially a roof produced from bamboo that shelters the hot group from the sunlight and collects water, the root of any type of progress. it's a conspicuous landmark that still serves very sensible capabilities. The e-book provides the construction strategy in Mexico beginning with the completed roof and going again in time in addition, an index that lists some of the notions of the conceptual paintings in Vienna. distinctive consciousness is given to a particular approach to educating that encourages scholars to head for his or her visions, no matter if tricky, by means of delivering equipment, adventure and resolution essential to resolve the issues linked to this endeavour.
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Como por ejempio en el case de la construccion llamada "Ostra Embarazada", la Casa de las Culturas del Mundo en Berlin, la cual se vino abajo. Claro que limitarse a formas que fueran controlables matematicamente, no solo perjudico la multiplicidad formal, tambien contribuyo a reforzar la tesis de la "sinceridad en la estructura". Los debates sobre esta "sinceridad" fueron llevados casi a niveles morales, estos se podrian reducir en la siguiente afirmacion: solamente a traves del analisis de la reparticion de cargas, es posible •iW" i"- f- mmmfSL> ^ 4^^ ^^^^^^pn^^^^^^Hp^H^^_fBF^^^^^^H ^b ' TESTING THE RE SISTANCE < ii / V^ /"-- _ The roof is being covered with galvanised sheet metal.
This the water channelled from the roof is stored. integrated In in the I his is is where i TOWER water channel connecting roof and storage tank Nervi "dice a las cargas, como tienen que fluir" despues de haber establecido un modelo decorative de entramados en concrete. Sin embargo una estructura laminar de hormigon armado, normalmente no necesita entramados como refuerzo, lo que se manifiesta en los ejemplos realizados por otros constructores de estructuras laminares. Felix Candela, el arquitecto espaiiol-mexicano, lo ha demostrado con gran maestria, construyo estructuras Candela and the Mexican tradition of thin concrete laminares como paraboloides hiperbolicos con generally require ribs as reinforcement, as the examples of other formwork builders show.
A veces las faltas fueron duramente castigadas, had to be calculable mathematically and capable of being constructed. The restriction to mathematically definable forms is at the cost of formal diversity but, on the other hand, it strengthens the case for the "honesty of the construction". The discussion about this honesty, which was conducted along almost moral lines at that time, can, in the end, be reduced to the assertion that a good construction should be measurable solely in terms of its translation of the flow of forces.