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Candela's Shells

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.


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.