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Urbanistica Cover n.137/2008

An ocean of houses

housing, case

Paolo Avarello

The complex programmes, programme agreements, etc., were overwhelmed by waves of new houses in areas of expansion. No functional mixes, new housing types, new ways of being placed on the market or new ‘environmental qualities’, nor spaces of social life, urban quality and quality of life, but an ocean of houses occupying areas that were previously free, filtering out of the matrix of the urban development plans. And someone always buys them, although complaining about the price.

This article appears in issue 137 of Urbanistica (pag. 4).