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Cosmic Ray Pavilion

Mexico City, Mexico
by Félix Candela

The Cosmic Rays Pavilion represents one of the first experiments with parabolic structures. The double curved structure is made of a very thin layer of concrete, exemplifying its structural and design capabilities. These mathematically complex structures define the popular architecture of the..

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Candela’s stimulus for the form of Los Manantiales Restaurant in Xochimilco, Mexico City came from Colin Faber, who was working with Candela at Cubiertas Ala. Faber had made a rough sketch that somewhat resembled the final form of the restaurant; Candela liked the idea, so he took it and..

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