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Old March 13th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #481
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A look at how they're transforming government housing in Toronto, Canada.

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Old March 13th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #482
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(Wikipedia photo)

This just got completed. The tallest public housing in Singapore. 7 blocks, 50 storeys with 2 skygardens. Too massive for me

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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:17 AM   #483
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typical Japanese houses and neighborhood



Japanese House

Making an Eco Friendly Straw Bale House in Hokkaido



other Japanese house construction
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f

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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #484
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This just got completed. The tallest public housing in Singapore. 7 blocks, 50 storeys with 2 skygardens. Too massive for me

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/[email protected]
What are the apartments like inside? On the outside they look like they're of a very high quality. You don't see many public housing blocks around the world that are so good. But then again, Singapore (and HK) are largely public housing!

Either way, S'pore is really setting the standard for public housing.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 04:03 AM   #485
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Revival of the Japanese traditional house project

the Japanese realized how worth it is..
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #486
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What are the apartments like inside? On the outside they look like they're of a very high quality. You don't see many public housing blocks around the world that are so good. But then again, Singapore (and HK) are largely public housing!

Either way, S'pore is really setting the standard for public housing.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=161688
Interior pics in above thread





Personally, I think it's a great design, visually, but very bad design functionally as the kitchens and the air-con ledges face inside, into the interior public spaces (the corridor, lift lobby). The public spaces are separated from the units by voids, and surrounding the voids are ceiling height metal fins, which make the whole place look like a max security prison. And with 25 storey airwells....






Luckily, this is one of the few examples of such a bad design here.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #487
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What are the apartments like inside? On the outside they look like they're of a very high quality. You don't see many public housing blocks around the world that are so good. But then again, Singapore (and HK) are largely public housing!

Either way, S'pore is really setting the standard for public housing.
Singapore has the most successful public housing schemes since it encourages its citizens to own their unit instead of renting it. This scheme partially influenced UK's housing scheme.

HK has numerous public housing estates but its ratio is much lower than Singapore. SG's HDB population is more than half of the city around 80%.

And a significant population of those living in HDB aren't poor.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #488
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hello again, i was absent for some years till now cause i got some serious problems but now i'm completely free :P

This is still Scampia - Le Vele in Naples



Quarto Oggiaro - Milan



Rome - This zone was called by people Bronx when it was firstly builded because it was a pretty shit and a very bad place, but nowadays it is better of course (however bad people still live in)





Rome - Quartaccio (near the Bronx)

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Old April 19th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #489
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"The Bronx" of Roma looks like it was designed by the same architect as Corviale...
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Old April 19th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #490
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Hi everyone, here's my contribution:
The "Résidence Sud", in the southern outskirts of Lille, France (my hometown), an estate with 2 huge 19-storey slabs nicknamed "Les Biscottes" (little pieces of dry french bread, because of their very thin shape.) They were built in 1962 and were regarded as the worst slum/ghetto in town in the 1970's and 1980's, with a lot of poverty and crime issues. As a result they were knocked down in 1989 and 1990. They remain very famous and the area is still called "Les Biscottes" more than 20 years later.

Snapshots from the french national TV archive:
In 1982:









during the demolition of the first slab in 1989:











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Old April 20th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #491
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My own pics of blocks in Lille metro area:

The estate called "Les Oliveaux" in Loos, with the tall Tour Kennedy:





"Le Pont de Bois" in Villeneuve d'Ascq:






"Les Vieux Arbres" in Villeneuve d'Ascq:




"Triolo" in Villeneuve d'Ascq:





"La Nouvelle Madeleine" La Madeleine


"Pacot Vandracq" in Lambersart:


"Le Nouveau Mons" in Mons-en-Baroeul:













"Moulins-Belfort" in Lille:













"La Concorde a.k.a. Faubourg de Béthune" in Lille:







"L'arbrisseau" in Lille:


"La Croisette" in Lille:


"Europe" blocks in Lille:


Wasquehal:


Roubaix:



the big worldwide supermarket firm Auchan started as a grocery shop in this estate: "Les Hauts Champs" in Roubaix:


Wattrelos:
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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #492
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Some other Lille pics: old stuff scanned and various pics from internet:

"Tour Marcel Bertrand" in Lille, seconds before the demolition in 1990

in 1989 from the aerial metro line:

a video of its demolition: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...2407362066881#

Louis Bergot street flats in Faches Thumesnil:


"Groupe Montebello" in Lille


"Le Blanc Riez" in Wattignies:


Roubaix:


"La Mouchonnière" in Seclin: this estate was in a really sorry state in the early 90's, the 15 storey tower was demolished in 1995 and the other blocks reclad:



"Château" in Villeneuve d'Ascq:


"Pont de Bois" in Villeneuve d'Ascq


Mons-en-Baroeul:


















"Tour Kennedy" in Loos:
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Old April 20th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #493
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Is the Pinnacle at Duxton in Singapore the tallest public housing development in the world?
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Old April 20th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #494
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Thanks for the pics l'effroyable. Very interesting.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 07:06 AM   #495
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Ahhhh.... The brave new modernist world of the early-to-mid-1900s...

Brilliant photo postings.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:37 AM   #496
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That is what is happening in the western world where you have big concrete blocks being demolished. It has happened in US and Europe.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #497
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What a lot of flat blocks in Lille, thanks for posting!
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Old April 24th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #498
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I am wonder no one is here who shared Dubai buildings. Because it is many and many high and great buildings.
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Some of the most impressive designed public housing complexes around the world

Raymond Hilliard Homes (Chicago)
Architect: Bertrand Goldberg



Located at the southside of Chicago and completed in 1966, The Raymond Hilliard Homes originally was a mixture of senior and low income housing. Owned by The Chicago Housing Authority, it was designed in a way that the lower class living their would be proud of their homes. Unlike the infamous housing projects of Cabrini Green and Robert Taylor, crime there was not as serious. The complex was redeveloped to a mixed income housing.

Tours Aillaud (Paris)
Architect: Emile Aillaud



Located in Nanterre right outside of La Défense, this is a complex of 18 towers with 1,607 apartments. The cladding design is a fresco resembling clouds in the sky.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #500
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The Columbia Point public housing project was built in the early 1950s on a beautiful 50-acre oceanfront setting, but one isolated from downtown Boston and cut off from the local community. The project, comprised of 1,502 units, was the largest in Boston and one of the largest nation-wide.

During the 1950s and early 1960s the project housed working-class families who took pride in the community and who worked to bring public transportation and social services to Columbia Point (CP). By the mid-1960s, however, blue-collar workers moved out and were replaced by the urban poor. At the same time the Boston Housing Authority began to neglect Columbia Point; maintenance of the property was virtually nonexistent, rules were no longer enforced, and the social fabric of the community disintegrated. By the 1970s Columbia Point had become plagued by crime so severe that even ambulances refused to enter the project without a police escort.
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