(self-service store/commercial building)
Plac Unii Lubelskiej, Warsaw, Poland
View along cable, between arches, showing roof framing members. (Undated photograph, c.1961)
Diagram by Edward Allen and David M Foxe (MIT Exhibit, 2006)
Elevated view of Supersam roof from east, facing roughly westward, showing completed roof. (Undated photograph, c.1962)
View of Supersam roof from center, showing figures of workers standing on completed roof. (Undated photograph, c.1962)
Drawings of general plan, longitudinal and lateral sections
Completed view of exterior (Undated photograph, c.1962)
(But they left the shopping carts inside...)
Photograph by David M Foxe, 2006
Multipurpose Concert Hall
Design-phase section drawings showing tensegrity roof
Elevated view of Spodek roof, showing partially completed roof. (Undated photograph, c.1970)
Elevation of Design Model (Undated photograph, c.1961)
(Industrial Storage, Warehousing, Office buildings)
Various locations, Poland
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View upward through shaft created through omission of hexagonal panels. (Undated photograph, c.1958)
Star-shaped capitals, hexagonal floor panels, and square panels, all precast onsite and ready for lifting into place. (Undated photograph, c.1958)
View with capitals atop columns before topping slab is applied to floor below columns. (Undated photograph, c.1958)
View of construction team. (Undated photograph, c.1958)
View along star-shaped capital elements for roof level (Undated photograph, c.1965)
Isometric, section, and plan views
Completed interior view, c.1967
Typical Section and Plan (Undated drawing, c.1963)
Interior view from entry up to underside of roof vaults (Undated photograph, c.1966)
Roof vaults at completion with view to mountains beyond (Undated photograph, c.1966)
Lyceum interior with star-shaped capital visible over column (Undated photograph, c.1966)
(Expansion of Fine Arts Museum)
Architect: Carlos Raul Villanueva
View upward of completed facade. (Undated photograph, c.1976)
Preparation for precasting (Undated photograph, c.1972)
A precast element is hoisted into place (Undated photograph, c.1972)
Plan showing reinforcement
View to clerestory between cantilevered shells. Construction:1972. Demolition: 2010.
General view of cantilevered shells. Construction:1972. Demolition: 2010.
Architect: Arseniusz Romanowicz. Construction: 1963.
Concrete shell at entry to Warszawa Stadion. Architect: Arseniusz Romanowicz. Construction: 1958. Still Extant.
Aerial View of Shell Roofs over existing supports, c.1960.
Google Street View, 2014
Section and Diagrams, c.1960
Google Street View, 2013
Section drawing showing casting process
Google Earth, 2014
Lenticular array of steel trusses. (South Korea, 2002)
Architect: Kyu Sung Woo Architects.
Architect Wojciech Zablocki
Interior view near the end of construction, 2006
Photograph by David M Foxe
Deployable Trusses in collaboration with IDEC et al.
Optimized cantilever profile applied to a three-wing skyscraper.
Progression from simple tension-compression member on left to Michell form on the right
Variations in photo collages by WZ from undated MIT teaching handouts
Photograph by David M Foxe, 2012
Optimized cantilever trusses applied to a three-wing skyscraper on a central core (exploded view). 3d Model by Edward Allen.
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