Urban bricolage. Trends in the transformation of modern housing estates

Urban bricolage. Trends in the transformation of modern housing estates

The transformation of Modern residential neighbourhoods seems to be increasingly present in the activity of the designers involved in the regeneration process of the contemporary city. The comparison between the original settlement forms and the ones visible at the end of the transformation process shows how the change of urban spaces has influenced the inhabitants’ life quality aiming to “correct” the original projects, considered being no longer suitable. The manipulation of the existing city, as a bricolage work, deals with fragments, recomposed urban parts through assembly techniques looking for a new urban balance characterized by a different morphological, typological and functional layout. Through the comparison among ongoing or completed projects it is therefore possible to identify European trends in the adaptation of Modern living to the new contemporary needs.

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