• Brazilian Houses: 15 Steel Projects in Plan and Section

    24 days ago - By Arch Daily

    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...
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