• Why Are Some Houses Elevated off the Ground?

    2 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

    Residência GN / Miguel Pinto Guimarães Arquitetos Associados. © Andre Nazareth
    The strategy of raising houses off the ground gained popularity in the 1920s when Le Corbusier announced structures on pilotis as one of the 5 points of modern architecture. A great contribution, especially in the urban issue, as it enables the creation of a free space with greater connection between the public sphere of the street and the private sphere of the building. His iconic Villa Savoye is a paradigmatic example of the use of pilotis that preserves the natural terrain and, as Le Corbusier himself said...
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