Los Manantiales / Felix Candela
The Los Manantiales restaurant was designed by Félix Candela, a Mexican-Spanish architect, who was known for redefining the role of the architect in relation to structural problems, and played a crucial role in the development of new structural forms of concrete. He used concrete to build a thin shell structure. Since building the thin shell structure need complex mathematics to calculate, Candela developed forms where stresses could be determined with simple equations, called "umbrellas." I think this article is interesting because the shape of Los Manantials is unique and challenged. The thin shell structure enable to have a lot of sunlight go inside of the building, and create a comfortable and special feeling for the restaurant consumers.