by SUB. Cooperativa de fótografos
In Argentina, living in a ‘country’ (gated community) gives you the power to control almost all of your environment : the size of each, the green space around your home, the social make-up of your neighborhood. Children can wander freely. Every danger imaginable for a privileged social class is left outside this almost perfect microcosm. ‘Countries’ appeared in Argentina following a government decree during the last military dictatorship.
by Mirko Cecchi
Condo Coimbra is the latest in a series of six blocks of each other almost identical buildings, which are located on Avenida Palmares, a country road surrounded by nothing, in the suburbs of Santa Cruz, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. To enter you must pass a gate and be recognized by the keeper pointing the name and registration number on a log.
by Eugenio Grosso
Britain has a long tradition of sailing and the first records we have about it date back to AD 550 to a Saxon burial boat. Since then the British navy has developed and in 1660 the Royal Navy was formally established. After the time when Britain was informally called the Kingdom of the Waves the British influence on the sea has known a period of decadence. Read More
by Irene Santoni
The so called “Er Serpentone”, 1 km long building in the outskirt of Rome. This particular form of housing architecture was built during the ’70s, with the purpose of giving house to a large number of people.
See the entire reportage, and listen the audio contributions (in italian) Read More
by Marina Caneve
During the ’30s, a high density building (1 km long, 6,000 people) was built to cope with the housing emergency. In 2003, a group of architets renovate the building, and the life of the people changed radically.
This is the story of the complex called La Caravelle, in Villeneuve la Garenne, France Read More
Barcelona is constantly evolving and Sergio Dahò depicts in his photographs of the late sixties a peripheral space that, with time, will be swallowed up by the city that grows relentlessly: the neighborhoods arise spontaneously, with just a few hints of planning. The photography of Sergio Dahò is the view of a precise time and space in the outskirts of a town under construction. Read More
Self-organized community, for political or etichal choice.
by Giuseppe Fanizza
by Luca Quagliato
As a fallen apartment building
by Francesca Cirilli
by Monia Lippi
Movimento Sem Teto
by Mirko Cecchi
A special issue from Andrea Kunkl, traveling through the experimental settlements of Auroville, India. Discover how life is inside one of the oldest community. Read more
“Shelter” is a collective research about sheltering through europe, until the paradox of a luxury hotel builded like a slum village.
Hill of Shame
by Gianni Cipriano
by Jean Revillard
The new frontier of high density housing. From the sci-fi imaginary to the side effects for the population.
Kowloon Walled City
by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot
Hong Kong Apartment
by Benny Lam
[ITA] Matteo Aimini dalla redazione di Habitat Project parla di densità abitativa, dalle basi culturali agli sviluppi formali e informali di Hong Kong. Read More