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Housing in Europe

Prof. Dr. Elli Mosayebi

Most of the existing housing in Europe was first constructed between 1945 and 1975. The reasons for this lie in the rebuilding of Europe after the destruction of the Second World War and in the economic boom that began in the late 1950s. Within an unusually brief historical phase of just thirty years, the existing housing fabric was not just renovated but also expanded. However, despite the great importance of this “mass production”, so far no research has depicted the wide spectrum of subjects within the European architectural practice in a comparative approach.

The research will show for the first time, how the mechanisms of this network helped making a fundamental renewal of dwelling and its architectural realization succeed. To do so, the research will compare housing constructions from eight European cities between international ideals and local refractions.

Drago Galić, Ulica grada Vukovara 35–35a, 1953–1957