10 Stories Of Collective Housing: Graphical Analysis Of Inspiring Masterpieces
di A+T Research Group
This publication presents an in-depth study of collective housing through ten masterworks from the 20th century. For the first time, a+t research group has carried out a graphic architectural analysis, which includes 3D models of the buildings and highlights the most important contributions made by each of the works toward developing desirable housing. The publication recognises masters such as Ignazio Gardella, Michiel Brinkman, Ralph Erskine and Fumihiko Maki – individuals who have defended their personal visions of architecture – and includes such projects as Cité de la Muette, Casa Borsalino, Justus van Effen Complex, Byker Redevelopment and Le Centre Jeanne Hachette.
For the first time ever, a+t research group has conducted an analysis of ten inspiring masterpieces through drawings and texts highlighting the most important contributions made by each of the architects towards developing desirable housing. The book recognizes masters such as Ignazio Gardella, Jean Renaudie, Ralph Erskine and Fumihiko Maki, among others, who defended their own personal vision of architecture, a far reach from dogmatism and closer to users. Each story is a journey through multiple possible links which relate the project with works that preceded it, set it against those of its generation and match it up with recent 21st century designs. This is neither a canonical list of buildings nor the top ten of collective housing. They were chosen as one chooses one’s friends. Faults and all, they make everything worthwhile.