Shared Living



Collective housing is the essence of urban culture in our country and many others. However, the trauma of the Covid-19 pandemic has made us realize that in the 200-year history of those buildings we call ‘collective,’ managed by homeowner associations we call ‘communities of neighbors’ in Spain, there is neither much collectivity nor much community to speak of. In other words, the inhabitants of these typologies cannot be said to have expressed any notable interest in consolidating a social system grounded on collectivity and community, at least not beyond sharing expenses incurred on the cleaning and maintenance of stairs and elevators. But, what seemed all defined and resolved as a neutral backdrop in a city where only symbolic architectures and facilities could shine, now offers itself to us as an open field for experimentation, in need of novelties like those developed in other periods...[+]

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