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Title :

Sul concetto di economicità delle case operaie tra Ottocento e Novecento : alcune considerazioni derivate dall'analisi della manualistica italiana

Authors :
VALCOVICH, Edino ; PIVA, Pietro ; CROATTO, Giorgio ; MUSCIA, Sirio ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
Italian ;
Abstract :
Studies the parameters of low-cost workers' housing defined in late 19th-early 20th-c. Italian architectural handbooks and other documents from the period. Observes that the factors implicit in the term _economical' were reduced room size, a minimum number of rooms, low land cost, and construction of the maximum number of housing units allowed on a given tract of land. Also analyzes the technical recommendations of hygienists and architects in contemporary publications, noting that that theorists' criteria emphasized norms of hygiene and basic comfort as well as low costs. Concludes that the new criteria applied to economic housing optimized the cost-benefit relationship, while in the same period, technically upscale urban residential architecture often reveals a lower cost-benefit ratio. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill.; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5305A - 1800-1945 ; Architecture ; 530-V - 1800-1945 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Construction ; Economie ; Habitation à loyer modéré ; Italie ; Lotissement ; Maison ouvrière ; Manuel ; Technique ; Théorie de l'architecture ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural theory ; Architecture ; Construction ; Economics ; Handbooks ; Housing developments ; Italy ; Low cost housing ; Technique ; Workers' houses ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24840274 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;