Cascina Merlata


The Vertical Neighbour Recipe

You have to arrange several housing blocks of different typologies in a square site: terraced houses, balcony houses, patio houses, towers. Each typology has a different kind of open space, that characterize the building: lodge, balcony, patio, garden. Give to the neighbour many public green spaces to improve the quality of life: public gardens, collective vegetable gardens, playgrounds and bike sharing stations. Then stack all these buildings and facilities onto the project site, being careful that each typology mantains his own peculiar space of connection with the environment and with the neighbours. So you obtain your vertical neighbour.



Location: Milano
Year: 2010
With: / Raffaella Parodi