SELF-SUPPORTING STRUCTURES DURING CONSTRUCTION

Vindex construction technique is very interesting because it allows to build domes, even of considerable size, over 50 meters of diameter, without the need to use supports. In other words, the building remains self-supporting during the construction from the beginning to the end. The steps are few, simple, repetitive and don't depend on the size of the domes or their intersections and aggregations.

Thanks to Vindex Architecture and the related construction technique, a few trained people can build gigantic and fantastic domes with rudimentary equipment very quickly.

The compass Egale (first version) - Degache (Tunisia), April 2009.

The compass eagle is the only necessary instrument to build a vindex dome. Thanks to this compass, putting the brick in the right place is a very simple and precise operation from the beginning until the end of the work.

The compass Eagle (second version) - San Salvo (Italy), February 2010.

A particular of the compass Eagle (third version) - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italy), June 2014.

Using the compass Eagle Particolare del compasso Eagle (third version) - Tracking foundations - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italy), June 2014.

Multipurpose hall during construction - Celenza sul Trigno (Italy).

Multipurpose hall during construction - Celenza sul Trigno (Italy).

Uso del compasso Eagle (terza versione) - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italia), Settembre 2014.

The compass Eagle (third version) - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italy), September 2014.

The compass Eagle (third version) - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italy), September 2014.

The compass Eagle (third version) - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italy), September 2014.

The compass Eagle guides the whole construction - Celenza Sul Trigno (Italy), October 2014.

Multipurpose hall during construction - Celenza sul Trigno (Italy).

Multipurpose haull during construction - Celenza sul Trigno (Italy).

Thanks to the catenary form and the use of the compass, a vindex dome is really very easy to build seen that the structure is self-supporting during the construction.