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Vol. 51 (2010) No. 1 March n. 163


The Evolution of Reinforced Concrete Shells in Mexico

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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. 51 (2010) No. 1 March n. 163
  • Pages: 5-16
  • Title: The Evolution of Reinforced Concrete Shells in Mexico
  • Author(s): X. Guzmán Urbiola
  • Keywords: hypar, resistance by mass, resistance by form, Candela, López Carmona, de la Mora
Abstract
This article explains how by forgetting the concept of resistance by form, some architects recovered it temporarily in the period of 1938 to 1979 in Mexico. At the same time, this paper transmits how a discovery implies previous study and hard work, and once both have been done, those same architects tried to perfect their solutions both by intellectual effort and by trial-and-error in their constructions.

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