Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
La construcción de la bóveda de crucería por Rodrigo Gil
Research Areas
  • Stonecutting,
  • Architectonic design,
  • Gotic architecture
Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón is one of the greatest masters of Spanish architecture. His extraordinary career is partly due to the efficiency of his design methods and construction techniques, which is especially patent in his cross-ribbed vaults. When going through the set of his vaults, the most outstanding aspect is their formal complexity. Nevertheless, a detailed study of them reveals that, behind those elaborate designs, are hidden some geometrical and building techniques which are rather limited and aim at simplifying and reducing the cost of the execution of the project. The present article is meant to highlight Rodrigo Gil's resources by analyzing one of his most famous vaults. The construction of a large-scale model showed interesting aspects related to the arrangement of centerings and scaffoldings during assembly. Keywords: cross-ribbed vault, diagonal rib, tierceron, formeret, bevel, boss stones, springings, centering.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Palermo, Italia: Caracol
Book title
Tecniche costruttive nel Mediterraneo: dalla stereotomia ai criteri antisismici
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  • Autor: Jose Carlos Palacios Gonzalo (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Moreno Dopazo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)