bóvedas cáscaras

English translation: shell vaults

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Spanish term or phrase:bóvedas cáscaras
English translation:shell vaults
Entered by: Taña Dalglish

21:29 Mar 14, 2018
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Spanish term or phrase: bóvedas cáscaras
A description of a project by Argentine designers:

Este proyecto es una investigación que nace de una foto en la que Amancio Williams, arquitecto argentino reconocido internacionalmente por el carácter experimental y vanguardista de sus proyectos, esta parado a 14 metros de altura sobre una de las dos bóvedas cáscara que construyó en el año 1966 para el pabellón de exposiciones Bunge y Born en el predio de La Rural en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.


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shell vaults
Explanation:
Other options provided in the references are: 1) hollow vaults; and 2) shell-vaulted canopies, although I would be inclined to stay as close to the original as possible.

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shell vaults


Explanation:
Other options provided in the references are: 1) hollow vaults; and 2) shell-vaulted canopies, although I would be inclined to stay as close to the original as possible.

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Note added at 4 days (2018-03-19 12:12:45 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you Wendy.

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Monument in Homage to Amancio Williams - [eCV] Opera Publica
www.claudiovekstein.org/?page=project&type=built&name=blt_m...
In 1966 Williams adapted and built a similar design for the Bunge and Born's Exhibition Pavillion at the Argentinean Rural Society Centennial Fair in Palermo, using for the first time the vault shells, but reducing its plan dimension and thickness. “The Pavilion was built creating a virtual space under the vaults where a ...

Originally designed by the architect Amancio Williams as a Monument in memory of his father, the music composer Alberto Williams for the hundredth anniversary of his birthday, tenth of his death, “the Monument, conceived to be built in a lawn park in Buenos Aires, consists of two high quadrangular ***shell vaults*** elevated over a marble floor, raised from the lawn, and linked by four narrow paths to the surrounding paths of the park.

The essence of the project results from the empty space between the two vaults and the marble surfaces. The vaults do not touch each other: .... the vaults, the paths, the marble surface, the benches, the water, the flower, the plate” (Williams, 1962).

In 1966 Williams adapted and built a similar design for the Bunge and Born’s Exhibition Pavillion at the Argentinean Rural Society Centennial Fair in Palermo, using for the first time the vault shells, but reducing its plan dimension and thickness. “The Pavilion was built creating a virtual space under the vaults where a structure of great unit for exposition was built without columns or beams; as a result, everything that was form was at the same time structure” (Williams, 1966). Even though it was built almost entirely in reinforced concrete, after only two months of exhibition (obtaining barely a Third Prize from the jury) and despite Williams’ efforts to avoid it, the pavilion was demolished becoming later a fundamental piece of modern and avant-garde Argentinean architecture.

https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Amancio_Williams
He was invited to display his ideas on acoustics at La Sorbonne, and the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Walter Gropius, organized exhibits of his works in 1951 and 1955, on which latter occasion Williams was a guest lecturer. During the 1950s, he developed designs based on what he called hollow vaults, these were concrete pillars that, by their design, could drain rainwater while supporting the building above as stilts. He later employed the concept for the 1966 Bunge y Born exhibit at the La Rural Exposition grounds and in 1968 for the German Embassy, both in Buenos Aires, as well as for a monument to the reconstruction of Berlin.[3]

Latin America in Construction TITLE WALL - MoMA Press
press.moma.org/.../5_latinamericainconstruction_press_checklist.pd...
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Mar 20, 2015 - Archivo Arquitecto Pedro Ramírez Vázquez. AMANCIO WILLIAMS (Argentine, 1913–1989). Pavilion for Bunge y Born at the Sociedad Rural de Palermo, Buenos Aires. 1966. View of the pavilion, showing shell-vaulted canopies. Photograph unframed: 23 13/16 × 20 1/16" (60.5 × 51 cm). Amancio Williams ...

Couple of options here: 1) shell vaults; 2) hollow vaults; 3) shell-vaulted canopies.

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AMANCIO WILLIAMS (Argentine, 1913–1989)
Pavilion for Bunge y Born at the Sociedad Rural de Palermo, Buenos Aires
1966
View of the pavilion, showing shell-vaulted canopies
Photograph
unframed: 23 13/16 × 20 1/16" (60.5 × 51 cm)
Amancio Williams Archive
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