Housing and Cities

2 months
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Identify the cultural context and time of diffusion of housing types
Examine the plans of different housing examples and recognise types of distribution and spatial organisation
Estimate how a specific type of housing has influenced urban character
Contextualise different types of housing historically and socially
About the course

Housing and Cities is a design-oriented architecture course that focuses on key moments of European urban housing history. It looks into ordinary or replicated housing types of different social classes that contributed to the definition of urban identity across borders and time.

Each topic is first introduced through a general overview that examines housing from an urban point of view. Secondly, each topic is illustrated through a typological analysis, aiming for a detailed vision of domestic life at each time.

Students are encouraged to have an operative view of the course, appreciating how modern and contemporary architecture has reinterpreted and been influenced by different housing models.

Housing and Cities
Explore how housing defines urban identity.
Luca Ortelli
Luca Ortelli
Catarina Wall Gago
Catarina Wall Gago
Karen Zysman
Karen Zysman
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