Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Colonia Güell Crypt - Antoni Gaudi

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An ambitious project never fully completed, of which this crypt was finished in 1916 (and disastrously restored in 2002).

The form and geometry of the crypt was cunningly worked out by loading an upside-down model of the structure in tension, and photographing the resulting load paths to be built in compression.

Read more about the project and Gaudi's other work at the Gaudi Designer website.

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