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Minimal transformation strategies
Neues Wohnen im Bestand der Nachkriegsmoderne
[Small Interventions: New Dwellings in Post-War Modern Buildings]
Ed. by Nägeli, Walter / Kirn Tajeri, Niloufar
Possibilities for upgrading apartment layouts dating from the 1960s and 1970 Minimal intervention as an approach to architectural design Research project at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Aims and Scope
The publication investigates the opportunities for upgrading the spatial structure of apartments created during the post-war building boom between 1960 and 1970. The authors analyze typical existing layouts in the context of social developments which, in recent decades, have led to significant changes in the form of living and in the structure of households. To what extent do the functionally optimized housing units meet the requirements of today’s society, and how adaptable are they to new forms of living? Is it possible to achieve a workable result with small interventions? In the theoretical part the authors discuss theories on design strategies and political transformation processes, the importance of which is demonstrated in the project part using practical contemporary examples.
- 28.0 x 22.0 cm
- 144 pages
- 150 Fig.
- Type of Publication:
- Specialist Text
- Architects, students, housing societies, municipal and private building owners