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Alternative Social Housing: Prefab, Add-On Homes to Densify Suburbs
Paula Alvarado. Nov 7, 2012
As masses of people get out of poverty in developing countries, they are also getting out of slums (sometimes literally, sometimes metaphorically). But as social housing is built in vacant lots in the outskirts of urban centers, it presents all the problems of suburban sprawl.
Argentine architects Adamo Faiden have created a concept which adds an interesting, controversial spin to the conversation. What if, instead of building new houses on virgin ground, we added prefabricated units on top of existing homes?”
Photo:  © Adamo Faiden

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Alternative Social Housing: Prefab, Add-On Homes to Densify Suburbs

Paula Alvarado. Nov 7, 2012

As masses of people get out of poverty in developing countries, they are also getting out of slums (sometimes literally, sometimes metaphorically). But as social housing is built in vacant lots in the outskirts of urban centers, it presents all the problems of suburban sprawl.

Argentine architects Adamo Faiden have created a concept which adds an interesting, controversial spin to the conversation. What if, instead of building new houses on virgin ground, we added prefabricated units on top of existing homes?”

Photo:  © Adamo Faiden

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