Los Manantiales was created as Candela’s mastery thin-shell concrete construction was solidifying. Restaurant Los Manantiales Sylvester Black constructed a model of the scaffold system Felix Candela used to build the Los Manantiales Restaurant in Xochimilco, Mexico City. Restaurant Los Manantiales ist ein(e) Restaurantgebäude, Hyperbolische Schale und Stahlbetonbauwerk, erbaut von 1957 bis 1958. Every work of art is an interpretation of the world, of what you are thinking; a realization of your perception which creates and attempts a different world. Image via rkett.com. Initially conceived for another client on a different site, the structure found realization as a replacement for a wooden restaurant alongside a floating gardens filled canal in the Xochimilco area of Mexico City. Los Manantiales by Felix Candela, in Mexico City. With the design for Los Manantiales, Felix Candela’s experimental form finding gave rise to an efficient, elegant, and enduring work of structural art. The structure, comprised of four thin-shelled concrete hyperbolic paraboloids, is referred to as "la flor" (the flower) by the locals in Xochimilco. Los Manantiales was created as Candela’s mastery thin-shell concrete construction was solidifying. The restaurant was designed by the Spanish-born architect in 1958. Este diseño de Félix Candela, está ubicado en Xochimilco, lugar de enorme significación por los orígenes prehispánicos, hoy Ciudad de México, una zona conocida por haber tenido una de las fuentes más importantes de agua dulce para la ciudad de aquel entonces. Los Manantiales. Comprised of four intersecting hypars, a strikingly thin roof surface creates a dramatic dining space. + 25. I spoke to the lady who runs the restaurant. Das Projekt befindet sich in Mexiko-Stadt, Distrito Federal, Mexiko. Using copies of Candela’s original design drawings, he created a 3-D model of the scaffold in the Rhinoceros computer program.He then “sliced” the 3-D computer model into 2-D planes that could be laser cut.