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This animation is an excellent example of a geodesic dome. Much like in a truss, the triangular shapes give this type of dome its strength.

LAMELLA CONSTRUCTION - A series of parallel arches, skewed with respect to the axes of a building, which intersect another series of skewed arches ( Pinwheel of short pieces) Very expensive, can be of any material and needs to be tied back to keep from going out

The Priory Chapel St. Louis HOK: Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum + Pier Luigi Nervi (as consultant) Missouri, USA, 1962

from ArchDaily

Fire Consumes Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro

Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro (Palace of Labour) in Turin has been devastated by fire. The unoccupied exhibit...

multihalle mannheim 1975, germany frei otto: Multihall Mannheim, Frei Otto

El laberinto de Bofill - AD España, © Gregori Civera

Pier Luigi Nervi: Palazzetto dello Sport. Diagram.