roofs become unbearably hot during the day, forcing occupants to find shelter outside and, paradoxically, dwellings with corrugated roofs are often too cold at night.
Invented in England in 1829, corrugated iron
proved vastly stronger than its flattened antecedents and thus quickly found use in train stations, shipyards, and factories, which required great expanses of covered space without a lot of expensive and cumbersome support structures.
Mornement (author on the history of design) and Holloway (engineer in architectural restoration) present a history of the use of corrugated iron
in building, from its early use in railroad terminals and temporary gold digging communities in the mid 19th century, to the invention wartime Nissen and Quonset huts, its integral role in prefabricated buildings and relief work shelter, and its celebration by fine architects including Buckminster Fuller and Nicholas Grimshaw.
For example, corrugated iron
may be a cheap and relatively easy roofing material, but it unless it is anodized, an expensive process, it corrodes within months of being exposed to the humid climate found in many regions of Africa and needs replacing within a few years.
Houseboats made of corrugated iron
and wooden bungalows leaning into the lapping brown water conjure what writer Ricardo Piglia once described as a "lost continent.
I was asked to give the final blessing for a couple as they were married in a make-shift chapel constructed of corrugated iron
His gym is in a corrugated iron
building that lacks many of the trappings of modern fitness rooms.
Like most township children, these youngsters live in tumbledown, corrugated iron
and wooden shacks that are often packed tightly together on litter-strewn ground, according to Philip Boyd, director of Dance for All.
It is housed within a church, and has a concrete floor, corrugated iron
roof and UNHCR plastic-sheeted walls.
Cecil's, with its eye-catching, a la House of Blues, corrugated iron
, wood and glass rustic facade at the former Prezzo and onetime Aware Inn site, possesses a lively interior featuring a full bar, covered patio, small open kitchen and a compact menu.
The building she and her companions were using was an old corrugated iron
warehouse long since discarded and later donated to the Sisters by the local Lutheran hospital.
Working in the fields for the last 16 months, prisoner Jim Devine has cleared away mountains of brambles, corrugated iron
and the occasional bathtub.
The 1,980-square meter makeshift market, constructed of corrugated iron
on Siwei Road near the Chengkung Public Housing Complex, has 200 stalls.
Sheet, Roofing nails (Galvanized clout nails), Insulation foam, Insulation slate or roll, Ruberoid or bitumen based film, Transparent polyethylene films, Glass, Portland Cement.
Police prised apart another corrugated iron
sheet nailed to wooden joists at the entrance to the hole.