The extraordinary of everyday life: Regeneration of 9x18 Neighborhood

2019

The extraordinary of everyday life: Regeneration of 9x18 Neighborhood

After sixty years of consolidation and more than thirty years of research and action by academics from the UC School of Architecture, the regeneration of the neighbourhoods of 9x18 metre lots appears as a counter-proposal to the "wild density". Today, a house can house 4 generations, 11 people, a dining room open to the public, a sewing workshop, a shoe repair workshop, different kitchens, a shared laundry room and a patio for celebrations. Architecture can help each lot not only to increase the number of units, but also to include these extraordinary ways of living of the great diversity of families, presenting an alternative to those produced by the standardisation of mass housing markets that respond to the non-existent nuclear family type.