European homes for the poor
Modern European social housing districts (in other words, homes for low-income citizens) are not inferior in appearance to our elite complexes. Architect Nikita Malikov wrote a detailed article in which he analyzed how European colleagues squeezed out amazing comfort from minimal regional budgets.
Grand Synthe - Place Du Courghain, Dunkirk, France
Parking whenever possible try to make as far as possible from the windows. People should see greenery under the windows, even if it is a simple lawn and young trees. Please note that the terrain on the site is uneven, the yard is zoned by small hills and the cars are hidden a little.
Accomplishment often goes beyond the site. Firstly, it is necessary to satisfy the requirements of the norms. Secondly, it allows you to create a single place for recreation of residents of various houses. The more people will communicate with each other, the safer will be the area. Thirdly, the business is happy to visit the first floors of those buildings where there are such common recreation areas.
La Fontenette Social Housing, Carouge, Switzerland
Savings - the main parameter of social housing. Developers will maximize the opportunities that the site provides. And if in the project it is necessary to move the house in order to preserve an adult tree, it means that the house is moved. Indeed, one adult tree affects the appearance of the yard ten times better than any other green plantings.
The courtyards are closed to cars. The site is small, landing houses dense. All landscaping consists only of a perfectly flat surface for pedestrians and a small translucent fence to create a rustic color. Even with such simple source data, everything looks interesting and practical. There are no expensive green landings and complex architectural forms, which means that maintaining a house will be very cheap.
219 Social Dwellings in Vitoria, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Service and rent is a sore subject for residents of many countries. An additional 10 euros to a large bill can be perceived as a very heavy load. Therefore, even for the improvement of a simple concrete site and planting a lawn can attract the best specialists in the country. After all, their work must stand without interference and maintenance for another 30 years.It will take time, and the seedlings will turn into mature trees, and all the rest improvement should not lose its appearance: no cracks, distortions and desolation. At the same time, the less opportunities for vandalism, the better.
Parcial Plan R-8, Astorga, Spain
Social housing is rarely high. Usually it is low-rise buildings, but planted very tightly. And one of the main factors for creating high-quality improvement is diversity. We managed to find some money for paving slabs, which means we will beat the trees to it. There is a fence, why start it exactly? Creativity through the economy, and vice versa.
If you look closely, you will notice that there are very few initial details here. Curbstone, three types of coverage and lawn. But with the proper level of fantasy and freedom, you can create an interesting variety.
CasaNova Social Housing, Bolzano, Italy
Integrated development provides an important advantage: instead of building a little bit in each yard, it is possible to focus on certain points and spend more money on them. For example, a playground to make a single for many houses, but on the other hand a completely different quality.
The courtyards themselves are green frame.Again, the courtyard is closed from cars, again the lawn and footpaths for pedestrians. Buildings commensurate with the number of occupants, lighting and inexpensive green spaces make it possible to make a narrow courtyard incredibly cozy. And instead of smearing the budget for the site, everything is concentrated very precisely.