Thin shell concrete structures: The master builders

David P. Billington, Maria Eugenia Moreyra Garlock

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Issue number146
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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