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Colombian Houses: Examples of Floor Plans, Design, and Materials

For much of the world, this past year was spent within the confines of our homes, undoubtedly blurring the lines between our public, professional, and private lives and transforming our living spaces into places of work and productivity. This transformation of spaces and how they are used is nothing new in the world of architecture as countless spaces take on various roles beyond what they were originally designed for--a fact reflected in their layout, design, and the materials used within them.

Glass House / Ângela Roldão Arquitetura

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

Casa Branca, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  192
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Abatjour de Arte, Amilcar de Castro, Daniel Mansur, Fernando Lucchesi, Inne Móveis, +9

NB Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 29

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  760
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

House in Santo Tirso / Hous3

© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 53

  • Architects: Hous3
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  286
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Cigarra House / FGMF Arquitetos

© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro+ 42

  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8417 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bretton, Inovar, MCC, Padrão

RN Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 29

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1250
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Doce Vida House / Studio CK Arquitetura

© Roberta Gewehr
© Roberta Gewehr

© Roberta Gewehr© Roberta Gewehr© Roberta Gewehr© Roberta Gewehr+ 23

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  712
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Andrea Feine, Axell, Bell'Arte, Eliane, +9

Groba House / Estúdio MRGB

© Hermes Romão© Hermes Romão© Hermes Romão© Hermes Romão+ 24

  • Architects: Estúdio MRGB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Chance, Deca, Dessine, Marmoraria Alvorada, Portinari, +1

Ribas House / Estúdio MRGB

© Joana França© Joana França© Joana França© Joana França+ 23

  • Architects: Estúdio MRGB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  750
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Arquivo Contemporâneo, Arte ofício, Chance, Deca, Evviva Bertolini, +6

Elmhurst House / Rebecca Naughtin Architect

© Daniel Fuge© Daniel Fuge© Daniel Fuge© Daniel Fuge+ 18

Cavalcante House / BLOCO Arquitetos

© Joana França© Joana França© Joana França© Joana França+ 27

  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2960 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Gravia, Isoeste, Ladrilar, Vidromex

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: