Gaudí’s Influence on Contemporary Architecture – Bóvedas Tabicadas

2020.06.18 – Lecture 5

An examination of Antoni Gaudí’s convex inversion of bóvedas tabicadas achieving compositional balance in the Colonia Güell Crypt beginning in 1908, the Park Güell gatehouses, and Sagrada Familia Schools. His technique will be compared with Frank Gehry’s contemporary works El Peix in Barcelona and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, EMBT’s Santa Caterina Market and Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios. The stairs of Baker Hall on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University will be discussed as a local example of the Catalan brick vaulting method by Rafael Guastavino Jr.

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