Manantiales restaurant in Xochimilco. Mexico

project report

This intervention, carried out in 1996, consisted of rehabilitating a singular example of architect Félix Candela’s work in Mexico, built in Xocimilco in 1957. It is a shell with an octagonal floor plan formed by the intersection of four hypars whose formwork is based on two systems with straight generators. As much as it is made up of non-developable surfaces, it offers considerable rigidity with minimal thickness.

Arquitectura Viva nº58. Madrid. 1998