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Félix Candela Builder of Dreams

Félix Candela Builder of Dreams

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life of Fèlix Candela
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Published by: fausto giovannardi on Feb 11, 2010
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 Felix Candela Costruttore di sogni
 Felix Candela Costruttore di sogni
At the beginning of modern, steelmanufacturers said the impulse to createnew models. The next innovation to wrapthe concrete has led to materialize themost extreme forms: the boldness wasaccompanied to the imagination and theforms and materials have been adaptedat all efforts. One of the main protagonistsof this development was around themiddle of last century lix Candela(hereafter FC), who is remembered for his extraordinary roof of reinforcedconcrete shell, the shape of hyperbolicparaboloids.
La obras mejor es la que sostiene por su forma.
 Eduardo Torroja
The best work is that it maintains for its shape.
Outeriño Félix Candela, was one of themost important architects of the twentiethcentury. His adventurous life can bedivided into three periods, matching hisstay in Spain, Mexico and the UnitedStates.The first period runs from birth, in Madridon January 27, 1910, until the end of theSpanish Civil War in March 1939.Son of traders from Crevillente(Valencia), which tells you not heard thecall, which seems to have had other famous architects or engineers, but thathad little since the desire to build.Completed higher studies, is enrolled inthe School of Architecture in Madrid for the event or the advice of a friend. Nowyou wilt in the study of descriptivegeometry, and the third year in theResistencia de Materiales, who studiedwith Professor Luis Vegas, where hebecame a student assistant. His interestin the artistic aspects was very low, andalso in the field of design is declaredincapable. Its focus was entirely on thetechnical side of architecture and usuallyfor exact sciences.In Youth FC was a good athlete and won

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