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Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Reversible housing. Improving city-to-home scale transition.
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Housing,
  • Architecture,
  • Domestic architecture,
  • Architecture of the city
Information
Abstract
During this last decade, the offered models of housing have grossly overvalued the private sphere; all the available space has been turned into real estate for sale and consumption (communal spaces cannot be divided so they cannot be sold). The resulting urban forms have cancelled out any possibility of intermediate space between the city and the home, intensely impoverishing the relationship between public and private space. Furthermore, after a century-long siege by motor vehicles, the idea of street or square as a meeting place has been strongly devalued in post-industrial cities. This, together with the improvements in living conditions, has resulted in a loss of interest in the outside world. Consequently, public spaces are used less for daily encounters and are starting to be experienced more and more as the backdrop of the formal manifestation of the irreconcilable distance between urban society and political order. Drawing on this perspective, what this paper wants to introduce is the formulation of an ?architecture of the city? and a housing design that allow spaces to share everyday activities, spontaneous events or social gatherings not politically motivated, separated from the ?official? city and which can play a communal role without the rhetoric of public representation. By using a successful European example, the Schots 2 at CiBoGa Terrain (Groningen) from S333 Architecture and Urbanism, this paper aims to illustrate how "reversible housing" can bring residential and public/collective open (or semi-open) spaces together under a single system, improving the transition between home scale and city scale. The primary characteristic of "reversible housing", therefore, is its ability to belong alternatively and simultaneously to the local residential structure, which broadens the domestic sphere, and to the city's global network of public spaces.
International
Si
Congress
International conference. Inhabiting the new / Inhabiting again in times of crisis.
960
Place
Nápoles
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-88-8497-236-1
Start Date
12/12/2012
End Date
13/12/2012
From page
1
To page
9
Inhabiting the new / Inhabiting again in times of crisis.
Participants
  • Autor: Esperanza Macarena Campaña Barquero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Vivienda Colectiva
  • Departamento: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
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