December 27, 2011
The graphs shown here analyze the Paredes Pedrosa project in Copenhagen. The goal of this project is not only to satisfy the needs of a social housing programme but also to articulate an urban area which benefits the city. The mark of the builidngs is set on a flat space, with an important visual presence on the adjoining territory and it is spread out rhythmically becoming higher as it reaches the vertex of its plot. The two five-storey blocks create two open public spaces which serve as small-scale, easily-maintained plazas which the buildings centre on. The twelve-storey tower emerges from a three-storey block. Roads are located on the outer limits of the plot so as not to interfere with pedestrian accesses to the entrances to the buildings.
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 data displayed in the diagrams refers to the comparative analysis of all the projects included in Dbook.
Pages from the Dbook.
DBOOK is out of print currently. it is available as online version.