Social Housing of 1950s in Tlemcen (Algeria): An Architectural View

The French administration had manifested its interest for social housing since the centenary of the French invasion in Algeria, in 1930, this period was characterized by the strong demographic growth and the rural exodus towards urban centers, and it intensified in the 1950s. It aimed to house both European and Muslim citizens, adopting different housing typologies. This research paper analyses the production of social housing in Tlemcen a city situated in the west of Algeria during the aforementioned period, revealing the differences and the similarities between types of housing. This paper questions housing architecture in regard to three levels, the urban, the building, and housing itself.


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