Miguel Fisac’s “Bones”

Miguel Fisac was a spanish architect from the 50s and 60s, whose most interesting and celebrated work were his beams, which are also known as “bones”.

These pieces are made of prestressed concrete, and were the result of the architect’s obsession with finding the perfect structural element, which would solve all constructive, structural and architectural needs in a building.

For the assignment, we were asked to analyse three of these “bones” in 2D and regarding the geometry and bidimensional construction. All of them are made up of a mesh of circles, and their tangent lines. It was amazing to see how, by taking bits and pieces of each circle, the beautiful shapes would emerge from the chaos.

These are the three panels I developed:

Valladolid

Valladolid bone, by Miguel Fisac

 

 

Cedex bone, by Miguel Fisac

Cedex bone, by Miguel Fisac

 

 

Marquesina Pretensada bone, by Miguel Fisac

Marquesina Pretensada bone, by Miguel Fisac

 

Click on the images to see the enlarged version. Thanks for reading!!

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