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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Latin-American Symposium on Tension Structures

"Los colores de mi tierra”

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Latin-American Symposium on Tension Structures
  • Title: "Los colores de mi tierra”
  • Author(s): Luisa Fernanda Alvizures GÁLVEZ
  • Keywords: conceptual design, color, Guatemalan culture
Abstract
The project is located in Antigua Guatemala, in el Cerro de Santo Domingo, property of Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, one of the best hotels in Latin America. It consists in a 7.0m by 7.0 m dismountable membrane. It is a square shape synclastic saddle with 4 masts. The fabric used was a Ferrari precontraint 502 for the entire base canvas as well as the handmade colored pattern at the center and borders of the tent. This pattern was cut and sealed one by one to the main white canvas to obtain the final pattern. The colors used are red, blue, green and yellow all strong colors that have an specific meaning in our culture. The symbols and their positioning in the layout was researched in specific literature of Guatemalan symbols and Mayan culture.

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