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Renca

Santiago, Chile
by Alejandro Aravena

The site was chosen and managed by the benefited families, who used to live in several adjacent slums. Nevertheless, soil conditions were really bad: the place had been excavated for years to make bricks and afterwards it had been illegally filled with building waste. This forced the architect to..

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The challenge of this project was to accommodate a hundred families using a subsidy of $7,500 dollars that in the best of the cases allowed for thirty-six square meters of built space in a 5,000 square meter site, which cost three times what social housing could normally afford.

None of the..

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Arauco Forest Company asked Elemental to develop a plan to support their employees and contractors so they could have access to home ownership, in the context of Chilean housing policies. This allowed Elemental to work for the first time with the high end of housing policy. Given the greater..

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Temuco

Temuco, Chile
by Alejandro Aravena

The main heating and cooking system in Temuco is the wood stove, and the backyard of the houses, where firewood is cut and kept. This conditioned the densification strategy (necessary to compensate the high costs of urbanization), making necessary the existence of individual patios for each..

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Monte Amiata Housing

Milan, Italy
by Carlo Aymonino, ...

Monte Amiata Housing is a residential complex in the Gallaratese district of Milan, Italy, designed by architects Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi in the late 1960s. It is referred to as the "Red Dinosaur" in reference both to the reddish color of the buildings and the oddity of their design. The..

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Blok V

Podgorica, Montenegro
by Vukota Tupa Vukotić, ...

Blok 5 is a typical example of the town-planning policy in the period of late 1970s – early 1980s in Podgorica, Montenegro. It was constructed on the basis of the town-planning project of Vukota Tupa Vukotić and the architectural solution of Mileta Bojović. It consisted of eight residential..

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The experimental INA Social Housing of San Giuliano in Mestre is one of the most interesting housing realization of the Italian second postwar. Giuseppe Samonà and Luigi Piccinato developed the project at the school of architecture of Venice since 1946. The studies were conducted with..

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Tube Housing

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
by Charles Correa

This "tube" house was a first prize winner in an India competition for low-cost housing organized by the Gujarat Housing Board. Though the program specified walk-up apartments, these row-houses provided the same density and larger living space per family. The section is shaped so that the hot air..

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Long before the South Bronx neighborhood of Morrisania was a predominantly low-income residential area, it was the Manor of Morrisania—the estate of aristocrat and signer of the Declaration of Independence Lewis Morris. The facade of a recently opened affordable-apartment building there, designed..

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[h]Historical background[/h]
Marszałkowska Dzielnica Mieszkaniowa, also referred as MDM, is a monumental housing estate in Warsaw's downtown. The entire MDM masterplan is a child of Social Realism doctrine and its experimental field following same concept as Gorky Street in Moscow or Frankfurter..

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Józef Sigalin

Warsaw, Poland
born 1909, Warsaw

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Vladimir Braco Mušič

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1930, Sevnica

Vladimir Braco Mušič was the central figure of the first post-war generation of architects coming from the school of Edvard Ravnikar. In 1949 he enrolled at the Architecture Department of the Technical Faculty in Ljubljana. Already as a student of the third year of architecture, he attended the..

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This early experience with prefabrication allowed to Lele to teach at the University of Brasilia, where he built Colina Velha, a faculty apartment complex constructed with prestressed slabs, prefabricated columns, and light paneling for internal partitions.

The Colina Velha housing building at..

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Raymond Lopez

Paris, France
born 1904, Montrouge

Raymond Jules Lopez was a modernist architect and urban planner. In 1958 was appointed to work on the master plan of Paris. His vision of town planning was to demolish the existing constructions and replace them with new rational and structured buildings, based essentially on a vertical..

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Las Tres Mil Viviendas

Sevilla, Spain

Las 3000 Viviendas is a neighborhood of the city of Seville, made up of six neighborhoods belonging to the Polígono Sur. Two of them, Murillo (also 800 Houses) and Martínez Montañés (also Las Vegas) are considered of the most dangerous slums of Seville.

The construction of Las 3000 Viviendas..

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Anja Planišček

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born Ljubljana

Anja Planišček graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture (1998) and completed her postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (2002). She is currently working as associate professor at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and as..

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Designed by the German architect Martin Van Trek, a Jean Ginsberg student, this social housing complex is composed by several 15/16 floors buildings and 4 dominating tours (Prèlude, Fuge, Sonate, Cantate).
Rising up to 118 meters tall - over the neighborhood and housing almost 2,000 apartments,..

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The Brunswick Centre

London, United Kingdom
by Patrick Hodgkinson

Brunswick centre was designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the mid-1960s, based on studies by Leslie Martin as a mixed development with an open shopping precinct complete with cinema and residential accommodation above. Located in the heart of Georgian Bloomsbury, replacing rows of Georgian houses in..

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Central Hill Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Roger Westman, ...

Central Hill is a social housing estate in the London Borough of Lambeth. It was designed by Rosemary Stjernstedt, Roger Westman and the Lambeth Council planning department during the directorship of Ted Hollamby. It comprises more than 450 homes built in 1966-74 near the site of the former..

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Blok 30

Belgrade, Serbia
by Uros Martinović, ...

Block 30 is among the first residential blocks built in New Belgrade. The designer was Uroš Martinović, professor at the Faculty of Architecture. Initially, Block 30 was designed as a high-standard housing complex. However, the political situation in Yugoslavia at that time, especially in 1968,..

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