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Revisit: Nueva Santa Fe Subscription
Although Rogelio Salmona’s inner-city housing to improve the lives of middle-income families in Bogotá failed to materialise in full, it set a valuable precedent in urban renewal
The devastation wrought by powerful earthquakes in Mexico in 1985 and 2017 spurred the architectural community to revisit social housing, but sometimes proposals were wrought for no more than media attention
Part of the reconstruction programme that emerged after the earthquake in 2017, this project was created with very simple elements that link with the climatic and cultural conditions of the place
Comunal’s work in Tepetzintán, Puebla, started with restoring the tradition of bamboo construction, which had been forgotten as a building technique.
Designed by Alberto Kalach, the project hoped to produce new, realistic ideas for low-rise social housing projects
A prototype of 14 social housing units on the island of Formentera by the Instituto Balear de la Vivienda is an ambitious pilot project using Posidonia seagrass for low-carbon construction
The Spanish co-operative, founded a decade ago by freshly graduated students, continue to work together in the difficult context of Barcelona’s housing crisis
Doshi’s ideas on housing the poor culminated in 80 model homes in Aranya where residents felt empowered by the opportunity to improvise
Retrospective: Peter BarberSubscription
In the face of inimical government policies, Peter Barber addresses London’s housing demand, calling on the UK’s rich tradition of council housing
Big houses for feudal rulers advertised the right to power of those within, while protecting them from the people they exploited to build them – today, the tradition continues in the hands of oligarchs