There has been increasing interest in the history of construction as a discipline within the field of architecture, and this focus has generated special attention for studies on the transference of building technologies from Europe to Americas in the sixteenth century—specifically, ribbed stone vaults.
Curated by Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla, the exhibit focuses on the complex vaults of three sixteenth-century churches in the Mixteca region in Western Oaxaca, Mexico.
Please note that the symposium will be held in conjunction with the School of Architecture’s international “Symposium on the Transfer of Construction Technology from Spain to Mexico in the Sixteenth Century: Stonework and Vaulting for Monumental Architecture” runs from January 26 to January 27, 2015. Speakers will address the history of building techniques, as well as technological and typological differences. They will also provide in-depth analysis of the structures. For more information on topics and featured speakers, please click here to download a full program of events.