Temporary reuse versus temporary housing

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Gennaro Postiglione
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/56
Language Italian Pages 4 P. 65-68 File size 314 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2011-056006
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The paper addresses the subject of temporary reuse underlining that it is not a practice to be considered only when outdoor spaces and abandoned land and areas are available, but it is also an operating strategy capable of addressing even the complex phenomenon of the built city. The issue of ‘temporary housing’ in particular is addressed: container type dwellings can quickly and easily meet unmet demand for student accommodation consisting of around 50,000 housing units, but are we sure that the savings in terms of money will be greater than for other more conventional types of prefabricated dwellings? The author warns against abuse of the idea ‘young=colour=urban vitality’, and recommends incentives for the temporary use of abandoned areas which with few infrastructures can accommodate spontaneous sports and recreational activities.

Keywords: Container; temporary dwellings; temporary housing

Gennaro Postiglione, Riuso temporaneo vs abitazioni temporanee in "TERRITORIO" 56/2011, pp 65-68, DOI: 10.3280/TR2011-056006