Concrete Shells Today

by Heinz Isler, Dipl. Ing. ETH/SIA, Burgdorf, Switzerland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


Providing high structural qualities, modern shells using experimental forms will attract new attention due to their limitless repertory. Presented is a new form of construction, instead of blocks of stone, poured rock is substituted. The new building methods described were economic and came to be of used in many countries.

Subject Headings: Shell structures | Rocks | Reinforced concrete | Construction methods | Concrete structures | Concrete blocks | Concrete

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