Da Plattenbau a Ville urbane / From Plattenbau to Urban Villas

Gaetano Licata, Gaetano Licata, Gaetano Licata

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[automatically translated] In Leinefelde in the former GDR it was made the original transformation of a neighborhood built in "Plattenbau" (residential buildings in heavy prefabrication). The article describes and interprets this Arch. S. Forster within the number 132 Lotus entirely dedicated to "Housing Differentiation". In view of the transformation potential that the architecture of the post-war possesses as an intrinsic feature, the transformation of Leinefelde is highlighted for its typological and urban implications, but also for those indirect social and political type: crystallize the transition from the residence as " social good "in the former GDR to" individual good "in the new reunified Germany. Through a very radical concept of timely removal, by a linear collective building of 118 m in length with 150 apartments it is obtained 8 urban villas with about 8 apartments each. author's interpretative drawings describe this architectural transformation, also dictated by a paradigm shift of the political conditions and the wishes of the inhabitants remained to live in the former DDR. (Text in Italian and English)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)65-70
JournalLotus International
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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