TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing
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Social Housing: wood prefabrication techniques

TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing

Published 2012-10-28


  • Social housing,
  • Student housing

How to Cite

Ferrante, T., & Villani, T. (2012). Social Housing: wood prefabrication techniques. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (4), 124–131.


Student housing, a particular and quite significant part of social housing, and innovation in processing and production of industrial building components made of a material (wood) not adequately inquired: two fields of research that have been explored for a long time allowing here to share and compare experiences gained thus far. By a selection of samples of wooden student housing in Europe we have documented the performances of this material and we have underlined, at the same time, through what happens abroad, the need of an organic national social housing plan that can meet an unsatisfied demand and boost the construction industry during this particular stage of economic crisis.


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