In 1990 the "Competition Habitatge i Ciutat" (Housing and City) was promoted by the review Quaderns of Barcelona. The entry by W.J. Neutelings, A. … [Read more...]
Housing the Multitude
Since the beginning of human history the need for a house has implied latent meanings, from the bare “looking for a shelter” to the fulfillment of complex spiritual and social needs. Historically, a number of inhabiting solutions were imagined for the coexistence of individuals and families in collective dwellings, in order to provide an improvement in resource sharing, built terrain and infrastructural optimization and waste limitation.
Completely dissimilar visions of communal life and conditions of social stratification lay behind this group of projects, but all of them share the search for a density which doesn’t restrict the private sphere yet allows, in different degrees, room for shared activities destined to enhance the life of the community.
The "Haus am Horn" is an experimental building erected and furnished as a part of the Weimar Bauhaus exhibition in the early summer of 1923 which had … [Read more...]
Published in a supplement of Architectural Design in 1971, this research project by architect Cedric Price is an investigation on "the good life". … [Read more...]
In 1930, the Russian architects group OSA, with Ivan Leonidov as team leader, took part in the competition of the urban design of the chemical and … [Read more...]