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Aires Mateus. Housing for the elderly. Alcácer do Sal. Portugal
BIG. Scala tower. Copenhagen. Denmark
REX. Mixed-use Low2No. Helsinki. Finland
a+t research group carried out an exhaustive analysis in the publication Dbook on collective housing’s contribution to the dense city covering 64 projects. Based on indicators such as floor area ratio, population density, building volumes, heights and uses, a comparative analysis giving examples of dense living was attained. With this forthcoming series of posts we would like to show some of the most significant examples contained in the book.
The NYBILLBOARD by prechteck
Project published in Density projects
The program of this mixed-use centre is divided in four blocks: block 1 with four towers containing higher standard living; block 2 with three lower towers for the eco-hotel and apartments with halftime hotel service; block 3 with three volumes for a gallery and block 4 with four boxes for an art movie cinema.
Proyect published in Density Projects
The renovation of part of the block of the former Boucicaut hospital is implemented in these two mixed-use buildings finished in 2009.
For decades, the metropolitan area of Phoenix has been growing faster than that of any other city in the United States.
The main pedestrianised street in Miami Beach awaits the arrival of this multi-purpose complex. Surrounded by the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world, a series of overlapping trays are connected by a circuit of ramps for cars. This car access will allow the building to be toured and to access homes and businesses that are in its path.
Photos taken by Javier Arpa, available under request.
This operation of creating a sponge effect on the fabric of the 11th arrondissement has allowed the opening of a 5,000 m2 public gardens on the site of municipal land. At one end of the site an apartment block with a nursery on the ground floor has been built.