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Brick House / iStudio architecture

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Houses  · 
Wada, India
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project iStudio architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner

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Houses  · 
Vitznau, Switzerland

Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architekten

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Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?

Choice of building materials and the inherent continuous reflection about the reach and capabilities of architecture are an interesting alternative way to approach this issue. The materials used in social housing should address local and economic possibilities and the real needs for access to housing in the contemporary context.

In this article, we analyze different projects published on our site to identify some of the predominant materials used in social housing, both for the formation of structures or enclosures. The intentions of this are two-fold: firstly, to create a worldwide panorama of different case studies with different construction styles from a range of geographical locations, and secondly, to provide inspiration and tools to architects to make better social housing.

Below we present 15 social housing projects and their diverse materials and construction styles.

Alpine Cabin / Scott & Scott Architects

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Houses  · 
Port Hardy, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Scott & Scott Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Writer’s Shed / WSD Architecture

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Houses  · 
Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project WSD Architecture
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. However, many of us know little about its manufacturing process and all the operations that determine its appearance, dimensions, and other important aspects of its performance.

The lumber we use to build is extracted from the trunks of more than 2000 tree species worldwide, each with different densities and humidity levels. In addition to these factors, the way in which the trunk is cut establishes the functionality and final characteristics of each wood section. Let's review the most-used cuts.

Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

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Spa  · 
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

Grotto Sauna / Partisans

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Sauna  · 
The Archipelago, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Partisans

Compact Karst House / dekleva gregoric architects

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Houses  · 
Vrhovlje, Slovenia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project dekleva gregoric architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò

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Hostel  · 
Kasterlee, Belgium

Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 37

Houses  · 
Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

Cloudscapes / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects

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Bridges  · 
Venice, Italy

Baan Nonthaburi / Plan Architect

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Pavillion  · 
Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Plan Architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant / Pacific Environments

© Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett + 49

Restaurant  · 
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Peter Eising & Lucy Gauntlett
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2009

Villa in Hakuba / Naka Architects

© Torimura Koichi  © Toshiharu Naka © Torimura Koichi  © Torimura Koichi  + 22

Houses  · 
Hakuba, Japan
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Naka Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012

Garrison Treehouse / Sharon Davis Design

© Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella + 38

Small Scale  · 
Garrison, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Sharon Davis Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Villa in Park / EA Architekti

© Aleš Ležatka © Aleš Ležatka © Aleš Ležatka © Aleš Ležatka + 30

Ivančice, Czech Republic
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project EA Architekti
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013