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Vol. 45 (2004) No. 3 December n. 146


Honoray Member - Thin Shell Concrete Structures: The Master Builders

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 45 (2004) No. 3 December n. 146
  • Pages: 147-155
  • Title: Honoray Member - Thin Shell Concrete Structures: The Master Builders
  • Author(s): D. P. Billington and M. M. Garlock
Abstract
Roof structures of thin shell concrete are a prototypical product of the 20th century but are not much seen at the start of the present century. We can find one major explanation for this decline through a close historical analysis of the successful works in the last seventy five years. This paper seeks to open that study by focusing on four designers, their ideas, works, and relevance for today: Anton Tedesko, Pier Luigi Nervi, Felix Candela, and Heinz Isler.

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