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Metal Structure: The Latest Architecture and News

Hanging House / Casa Container Marília

© Celso Mellani © Celso Mellani © Celso Mellani © Celso Mellani + 32

  • Architects: Casa Container Marília
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2766.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Senator Pavilion House / Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura

© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnze © Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnze © Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnze © Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnze + 20

Goiás, Brazil

Pindaibeiras Residence / Pablo Lanza Arquitetura + André Scarpa

© André Scarpa © André Scarpa © André Scarpa © André Scarpa + 35

Corten House / Costaveras Arquitetos

© Studio Ode © Studio Ode © Studio Ode © Studio Ode + 23

Jardins Munique, Brazil
  • Architects: Costaveras Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 665.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

RFC Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 20

São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6587.51 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Marubá Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados

© Evelyn Müller © Evelyn Müller © Evelyn Müller © Evelyn Müller + 30

Campinas, Brazil

Conchas Residence / Gui Mattos

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 34

São Sebastião, Brazil
  • Architects: Gui Mattos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 807.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

OssO Restaurant / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados

© Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança + 24

House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura

House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura House ACK / Studio AG Arquitetura + 133

Chacara Santo Antonio, Brazil
  • Architects: Studio AG Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 504.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Casa M / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 25

São Paulo, Brazil

Casinha / Jardim Arquitetura

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Larissa Sad + 19

Brasilia, Brazil

Lins Arquitetos Associados Office / Lins Arquitetos Associados

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 72

José Geraldo da Cruz, Brazil

FBF Collezione / N2B Arquitetura

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 56

Jardim Nova Alianca Sul, Brazil
  • Architects: N2B Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3516.9
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Brazilian Houses: 15 Steel Projects in Plan and Section

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: