His mother wanted him to be a doctor – but he wanted to build buildings and bridges. So how did Dr. Douglas Wright end up being so influential in the world of architecture and engineering?
Free-form Geometrica structures are built using straight elements. How can these complex surfaces be achieved with linear bars? This video explains.
Free-style structure, invisible now, made its unique façade a reality.
Geometrica Inc. and Carlos Caballero SRL create a rugged solution high in the Bolivian Altiplano
The great silver dome reflected in the nearby water looks surreal. For a long time, however, it seemed that it would never even become real, but remain only an imaginative architect's rendering for a waste-to-energy facility.
When you live on an island, blue skies and sunshine are a normal and natural part of your life. So when architect René Acosta Jr. was appointed to create the new Children’s Museum building in Carolina, Puerto Rico, he chose to make natural light and an ever-present view of the sky the signature for his breathtaking design.
by Denise Allen Zwicker
"He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!"*
For two years, the new building for the Word Miracle Church International in Accra, Ghana, sat roofless. “We had built a 14,000-seat auditorium that was 59 meters across, without pillars, and we needed to cover it. But no one in Ghana could do it. No one in Nigeria could do it. No one in South Africa could do it. It was a dilemma,”
Geometrica structures define and beautify space – flying above, wrapping around, and taking a multitude of shapes. Geometrica Freedomes® and space frames invite and delight visitors with their superior aesthetics.
In Peru and elsewhere, mining is often controversial. But El Brocal, Peru's largest publicly traded precious metals mining company, is committed to preserving the environment wherever it operates. This commitment extended to the architecture of its new storage building for copper ore in Cerro de Pasco in central-western Peru.
Geometrica's bulk storage structures contain the dust from stacking and blending of raw materials and fuel, helping meet Tunisia's most advanced cement plant's environmental goals. "The new buildings are, esthetically, very nice, and we definitely will consider Geometrica for future structures," the client said.