MADEIRA COMO ESTRUCTURA: A HISTORIA DA ITA (2005)
SÃO PAULO, 2005
Edited By: Marcelo Aflalo
The book “Wood as a Structure” brings together some of the works built by Ita in its 25 years of history, which, together with the work of great architects, have been changing the understanding and use of wood in civil construction. As the architecture critic Dominique Gauzin-Müller notes, wood, which is the only renewable structural material, today has an increasingly important role in the construction market worldwide. In Brazil, although associated with rammed earth and pestle, interest in its industrialised use is quite recent and emerges, with the house Hélio Olga Jr. (São Paulo, 1991), designed by architect Marcos Acayaba and executed by Ita Construtora.
Currently, the growing concern with the environment, the search for faster and cheaper construction methods and the renewal of the study and research of wood within the engineering and architecture schools are leading to a rapid modernization of the sector, which is fundamental for the sustainable development of the Amazon Region, with the preservation of the environment and the improvement of the population's living conditions.