Félix Candela

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Félix Candela Outeriño
BirthplaceMadrid, Spain
EducationMadrid School of Architecture

Candela, Felix


Born Jan. 27, 1910, in Madrid. Mexican architect and engineer.

In 1935, Candela graduated from the Higher School of Architecture in Madrid. He participated in the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39 and emigrated to Mexico in 1939. Candela designed thin-shell reinforced-concrete roofs of various shapes, some of which are particularly unusual; for example, he developed thin-walled coverings in the form of hyperbolic paraboloids. His roof designs made possible the use of low-cost sheathing made out of straight boards. In collaboration with other architects, Candela constructed a number of industrial and commercial buildings, as well as several laboratories and churches. In 1954 he built the Church of the Virgin of the Miraculous Medal in Mexico, which is distinguished by its complex and irrational spatial structure.


Faber, S. Candela…. New York, 1963.
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The dramatic arts and science park in Valencia, designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela
Como decia (el arquitecto) Felix Candela, se aprende mucho de estructuras no solo construyendolas sino al demolerse, por tanto ver como se comporto San Carlos, el Palacio de Bellas Artes o la Torre Prisma habla de la nobleza y profesionalismo de los arquitectos mexicanos que construyeron en este valle tan singular.
Otra emblematica estacion es Candelaria, concebida por el genio del arquitecto Felix Candela quien, para deleite de los usuarios, recreo sus paraboloides hiperbolicos generando la peculiar atmosfera que caracteriza a su obra, o la de San Lazaro, la cual se enriquecio con la moderna cupula por la que accede la linea B.
Felix Candela, Elegance and Endurance: An Examination of the Xochimilco Shell, Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), Vol.
The building is certainly bold and unusual, but what makes it most significant is its debt to the celebrated 1958 concrete shell at the Restaurant Los Manantiales in Xochimilco, Mexico, by Spanish-born architect and engineer Felix Candela (1910-1997).
Chandeliers recalling sea anemones flutter along the ceiling of the Oceanographic Park in Felix Candela, Spain.
It is shown most dramatically in the works of the architect/engineers, such as Felix Candela, Piero Nervi, Robert Mallart, and Santiago Calatrava.
donde la innovacion en las estructuras y cualidades plasticas de las cubiertas, realizadas con la colaboracion de Felix Candela, le catapultaron al ambito de los proyectos emblematicos.
The title, The Felix Candela Lectures (held in honour of Spanish engineer Candela), implies that the structural engineering presented has an artistic pretension, based in itself and in the processes of construction.
Capilla abierta de Palmira, en Cuernavaca, de Felix Candela.
Put together by the prolific architect Santiago Calatrava, a Valencian, and the now-deceased Felix Candela, it occupies the old riverbed after the Turia itself was diverted south of the city following a catastrophic flood in 1957.
La historia es la siguiente: En los anos cincuenta y sesenta, el arquitecto Felix Candela (emigrado a Mexico en 1939 con el exilio espanol) construye muchos cascarones de concreto armado conjuntamente con varios arquitectos mexicanos.