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Vol. 39 (1998) No. 3 December n. 128

Asymmetrical hyperbolic paraboloid groin vaults

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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. 39 (1998) No. 3 December n. 128
  • Title: Asymmetrical hyperbolic paraboloid groin vaults
  • Author(s): L. F López Díaz
  • Keywords: shell groin vault
The shell groin vaults constructed in previous decades were based on the same principles as old stone and brick groin vaults; that is to say, with identical symmetrical foils. By introducing asymmetries in the shape of the foils, the traditional design can be improved, thus opening up a new realm of formal and spatial possibilities which allow us to recover and renew this old architectural tradition. The shell constructions which are described in this article are founded on this idea.

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