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Once upon a time there was a residential building that emerged from an urban project, in turn the consequence of an intermediate plan, which was born from a master plan ... Here is the routine growth of the contemporary city, which is structured from top to bottom in a succession of decisions - more like surrenders and resignations - where only a few initial ideals manage to survive.
To face the game board on which the construction of the city takes place, we propose a test ground whe.
The title of this series, IS THIS RURAL?, questions the identity of the largest proportion of territory, that not occupied by cities, that which is out there, that which traditionally used to be known as the countryside.
Are there still differences between urban and rural, or are the boundaries increasingly blurred?
How is architectural design affected by the absence of unequivocal identities?
We have chosen 12 actions and situated them within their environment, taking.
The ’15-minute City’, the ’10-minute City, or the ‘Distributed City’ will only become possible if they are based on these three options: 1. The COMPACT CITY instead of the dispersed city, 2. COLLECTIVE HOUSING instead of single-family houses and 3. The INTERACTION OF FUNCTIONS instead of the segregation of uses.
Why Density? is a set of tools created by a+t research group in order to build the dense city. These involve practical urban-level concepts applied to specific collective housing buildings. All the illustrations have been done specifically for this publication.
Currently, the basic premises of collective dwellings are also being reformulated and they are becoming more flexible and indifferent. Their situation within the urban environment is less important due to the fragmentation and dissolution of contemporary cities. The offer is enhanced by a multiplicity of opportunities. Examples and solutions have merged together and functional separations fade away in the mist of postmodernity. There is no clear separation between different areas. The dispers.
Project published in a+t 49: Dwelling Mixers. Complex Buildings series.
Fernand Pouillon. Résidence du Point du Jour. Paris, 1957-1963
“The facade reflects the pragmatism and standardization used for building the type. Modulating and simplifying the enclosure solution does not allow for any concessions to be made.
The north-facing facades are modulated using pre-cast concrete frames filled in with either glazed metal profiles or reinforced concrete lattice panels.
All the south modules are glazed and are set back so that the o.