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Equilibrium and Prefabrication. Prefabricated Brick Vaults in Latin America
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería civil y arquitectura
Since mid-twentieth century several groups of Latin American architects and engineers, being experts in both the rich tradition of the ceramic construction in Latin America and the innovations brought by modern architecture, implemented an innovative and different brick architecture. An architecture different in the forms and materials it used, full of reclining walls, crossed arches or roofs that looked like vaults but were not exactly so. Large reinforced ceramic buildings by Eladio Dieste are the best known examples of this revitalization, but many other systems, with smaller results in scale but not in interest, also arose in that period. One of this innovative architectural systems was the so called "prefabricated brick vault". These vaults were, in essence, brick vaults built with conventional ceramic tiles, and they had some elements in common with vernacular systems, especially with tile vaults, but were different from them on an essential point; unlike conventional vaults, these precast vaults were not built directly into its final position in the building, but prefabricated using a mold off-site in a workshop, and lifted by mechanical or manual means to their final position in construction. This paper aims to detail the most interesting examples built with this system, mainly between the 1960s and 1970s, and to remark the differences with other contemporary systems
Título de la revista
Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Construction History.
Factor de impacto JCR
Información de impacto
Volume 2
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  • Autor: Julian Garcia Muñoz (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Magdalena Layos (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
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