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Brazilian Houses: 15 Steel Projects in Plan and Section

08:00 - 27 October, 2018
Brazilian Houses: 15 Steel Projects in Plan and Section, Casa Claudios / Arquitetura Nacional. Image © Pedro Kok
Casa Claudios / Arquitetura Nacional. Image © Pedro Kok

Metallic elements have been used in architecture and civil construction for hundreds of years, either as decorative elements, coverings or even to reinforce masonry structures. However, it is only in the second half of the eighteenth century that the first bridges emerge whose structure was entirely made of cast iron. A century later, iron was replaced by a more resistant and malleable alloy, still used today in architecture: steel.

Denser than concrete, the strength of steel subverts its weight and provides greater stiffness with less material - allowing for lighter and thinner structures than those made from other materials, such as wood or concrete. It is by no means the most used material in residential architecture, however, its use has made it possible to construct some interesting - and beautiful - examples of contemporary houses:

ARCA / Atelier Marko Brajovic

13:00 - 2 November, 2015
ARCA / Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Victor Affaro
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Paraty, Brazil
  • Category

  • Creative Director

    arch. Marko Brajovic
  • Project Director

    arch. Bruno Bezerra
  • Assistent Architect

    arch. Lucas de Sordi
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Photographs