Wednesday, August 19, 2009

287. Orly. Les Hangars a Dirigeables



Dear Jennifer,

Freyssinet's airship hangars at Orly were parabolic
(a funicular arch shape) in section and relied upon
pre-tressed members. Between arches, continuous
light openings allowed getting plenty of natural light
within the gigantic interior space. In this manner these
spaces resembled somehow the same atmosphere of
a large gothic cathedral.

All the best.
R

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