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Chapel Lomas de Cuernavaca by Felix Candela. A good example of thin shell structure in buildings.

The incredible hyperbolic parabaloid roof of Chapel Lomas of Cuernavaca, by Felix Candela. Just learned about these structures yesterday. That is a concrete roof that is only inches thick! As strong as it is beautiful.

Structures 24: Candela’s Chapel Lomas of Cuernavaca

felix candela chapel of lomas cuernavaca capilla palmira reinforced concrete structure

Los Manantiales Restuaurant, Mexico City by Felix Candela

Image 12 of 25 from gallery of AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela. Photograph by skyscrapercity

Felix Candela, Open Chapel in Palmira (1958). Top to bottom: Aerial photo by unknown photographer (1958); black and white image possibly by Nacho Lopez in 1959; one made in 1994 by Yoshito Isono / structurae.net; and the one taken by Bruce M. White (2008)

Felix Candela, Open Chapel in Palmira (1958). Top to bottom: Aerial photo by unknown photographer (1958); black and white image possibly by Nacho Lopez in 1959; one made in 1994 by Yoshito Isono / structurae.net; and the one taken by Bruce M. White (2008)

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La capilla de Palmira, Las Lomas de Cuernavaca, Morelos, México 1959  Arqs. Guillermo Rosell, Manuel Larrosa, y Félix Candela  Foto. Armando Salsa Portugal -  Open air chapel of Palmira,  Las Lomas de Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico 1959

La capilla de Palmira, Las Lomas de Cuernavaca, Morelos, México 1959 Arqs. Guillermo Rosell, Manuel Larrosa, y Félix Candela Foto. Armando Salsa Portugal - Open air chapel of Palmira, Las Lomas de Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico 1959

FELIX CANDELA restaurante-los-manantiales

FELIX CANDELA restaurante-los-manantiales

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