The Reinforced Concrete Shells of
Spanish-Mexican Architect Félix Candela
On view | January 15 - February 15, 2015
Opening Reception | January 15, 2015 at 6pm
Architecture Talk | January 15, 2015 at 4:30
Marcos Mazari | Dean, UNAM Architecture School
Juan Ignacio del Cueto | Professor, UNAM Architecture School
Candela's Shells is presented with the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the OAS.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Félix Candela rocked the world of architecture with his renowned concrete shells built in the 1950s and 1960s. This traveling exhibit is a selection from the show, Félix Candela 1910-2010, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) to commemorate the architect’s 100th birthday. Curated by architecture professor Dr. Juan Ignacio del Cueto from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Candela’s Shells is part of an effort to preserve and promote Candela’s legacy.
Models and virtual animations were produced at the School of Architecture of UNAM and drawings and photographs are from the architecture archives of Columbia, Princeton, and UNAM universities.