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Thin-tile vault for the Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin

Author
López López, D.; Domenech-Rodriguez, Marta; Brazo, J.; Block, P.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
IASS-SLTE 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
Date of publication
2014
Presentation's date
2014-09-17
Book of congress proceedings
Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
First page
1
Last page
8
Publisher
International Assiociation for Shell and Spatial Structures
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/120381 Open in new window
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URL
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Abstract
This paper presents a project designed and built for the Seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7) in Medellín, Colombia, commissioned by the Department of Habitat of the United Nations (UN-Habitat). The project is a “free-form” masonry shell, built using the technique of thin-tile vaulting (also known as Catalan or Guastavino vaulting). UN-Habitat intended this shell to be a demonstration for the technique’s efficiency, versatility, durability, sustainability and economy as an example to be expor...
Citation
López López, D., Domenech-Rodriguez, Marta, Brazo, J., Block, P. Thin-tile vault for the Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin. A: IASS Annual Symposia. "Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints". Madrid: International Assiociation for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2014, p. 1-8.
Keywords
Catalan / thin-tile vault, brick architecture, compression-only / funicular form, structural design

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