This project designed by Giacomo Pala is the result of the contrast between elaborately formal and incoherent shape and program: a detailed investigation of real specific housing problems in relation to the expansion of the city of tomorrow and the issues of globalization.
The project is divided in two parts: the upper one is the housing block where 650 people can live.
There are four Typologies of apartments: 1. Apartments for singles or couples ( 60 %) 2. Apartments for four people ( 17 %) 3. Apartments for three people ( 17 %) 4. Double height apartments for four people ( 6 %)
The second part of the building is the lower one which is composed by the public spaces. This part of the building is a 3 floors block (containing sports Clubs, Swimming Pools and gyms) defined by a dynamic shape and not directly connected to the housing part in order to maintain a diversification of the public, semipublic and private spaces.
How can we look at the world today?
How can we imagine a project for the future in a realistic way?
We know now: Reality is not “Reality”.
Reality is an Incoherent and dense mix of realities.
It is a swarm which we generically call “reality”.
How can we use it to design?
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