Housing for the Greatest Number in Lisbon (1960s-1970s): Olivais and Telheiras. The Analysis of Domestic Space in Relation to the Ways of Life of Different Social Classes

Olivais Norte (1955-1959), Olivais Sul (1960-1964) and Telheiras Sul (1974) are paradigmatic cases that demonstrate how in Lisbon, with state support, developments on a city scale were able to address the question of housing for the greatest number. They embodied the idea that resolving the housing question meant thinking not only about the dwelling space, […]

On Cooperative Housing in Socialist Czechoslovakia, 1959 – 1970

Although Czechoslovakia was not excessively damaged by the previous conflict, it faced the same problem as the worse affected European countries – the lack of suitable housing. This trend was both increasing and highly evident throughout the 1950s. A certain breakthrough occured at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, when cooperative housing construction was […]