Landscape of Steel

Landscape of Steel

Corbel Construction

Corbel Construction

3D

Brawnscape, 2009

Toronto; Industrial

Since the Industrial Revolution, we haven’t progressed in the way we construct with steel. The conventional steel W-beams and I-beams are most commonly concealed when finished. In an effort to express the material of steel, Brawnscape borrows one of masonry oldest construction technique, corbel construction for steel. Sometimes, a lesser efficiency can be suprisingly and uniquely effectively. Brawnscape is a community learning center with library and activity rooms.

 

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Landscape of Steel

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Corten finish

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Steel had been the bones of modernism and the boom of American cities

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Howeer, the way we used steel hadn't progress since the berth of the Industrial Revolution

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Like the case study house 22, we are still constructing our buildings in the same "fashion"

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Inspired by an ancient masonry technique, corbel construction, can steel be used in similar ways to express its material qualities?

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Here is the idea of brawnscape - a landscape of steel

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Site: in the heart of Toronto

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

In plan

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Connection detail

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Brawnscape, 2009
Brawnscape, 2009

Connection detail

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Brawnscape, 2009

Presentation Board 1

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