Rethinking Urban Housing in Turin.
Winter Exchange Programme.
Luca Caneparo & Giovanni Corbellini (Politecnico di Torino)
According to Hashim Sarkis, curator of the next Venice Biennale, architecture should answer this question: 'How will we live together? The exhibition launch focuses, among various issues, on 'new households, looking for more diverse and dignified spaces for inhabitation'. This topic appears as urgent today as it was one century ago, when housing became the privileged experimental field for modern architecture. Sustainability, better affordability and social integration, concentration and sharing of space, adaptive processes and variability of structures for greater flexibility over time are among the goals the design field is dealing with in collective housing.
Located at the intersection of the rail roads, Balmoral Residences provides commuters with a convenient stopover as well as options for a long term stay. The different housing typologies come to a harmonious mergence in these two parallel blocks set atop a lustrous urban garden.
Via Agostino, Turin, Italy.