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MENDES, Gigliese Aparecida  y  SAHR, Cicilian Luiza Löwen. The "dwelling space" in modern architecture: reflections on four residential buildings in Irati - Paraná (Brazil). Soc. nat. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp.51-65. ISSN 1982-4513.

This article is an analysis on the transformations of the 'dwelling space'induced by the modernist movement in Irati - Paraná. It focuses on four residential buildings which have been constructed throughout the 1950s under the supervision of Eduardo Posfaldo, a local architect. Here, the characteristic architectural elements of modernism, like glass walls and pilotis, can be observed. Valorizing straight lines, the modern dwelling space has been conceived through rationalist forms. The analysis of these residential buildings shows that they are covering a relative small portion of their lots, a fact that is highlighting the importance of green areas and garden features in this type of dwelling space. Inside of the buildings, there is a strong emphasis on intimate spaces (28,5%), followed by social spaces (26%). A singularity of Irati is that dwelling space and professional space are shared.

Palabras clave : Modernist architecture; dwelling space; Eduardo Posfaldo; Irati - Paraná (Brazil).

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