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Park Forest, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Park Forest is a village located south of Chicago in Cook County and Will County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 21,975. Park Forest is bordered by Olympia Fields to the north, Chicago Heights to the east, University Park to the south (formerly Park Forest South), and Richton Park and Matteson to the west.

Developers Nathan Manilow, Carroll F. Sweet and Philip M. Klutznick held a press conference in the Palmer House in Chicago on October 28, 1946, to announce the planned development of a new self-governing community in Chicago's south suburbs. This project, soon to be referred to as Park Forest, was to be developed by American Community Builders (ACB). The Village of Park Forest was designed by Elbert Peets in the tradition of planned communities around the nation to provide housing for veterans returning from World War II.

Studs Terkel, in his oral history of World War II, "The Good War," (Pantheon Books, NY, 1984) says Park Forest and other such middle-class suburbs grew out of the new prosperity after the War. First he quotes an unnamed GI, "The war changed our whole idea of how we wanted to live when we came back. We set our sights pretty high. . . . I am now what you'd call middle class." Terkel goes on: "The suburb, until [about 1946], had been the exclusive domain of the 'upper class.' It was where the rich lived. The rest of us were neighborhood folk. At war's end, a new kind of suburb came into being. . . . Thanks to the GI bill, two new names were added to American folksay: Levittown and Park Forest.

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lo dejo caer, porque me parece super interesante que además de lo de similar, buscar el opuesto por lo que comentábamos el otro día...

justamente leyendo el artículo de gaviria, menciona como extremo opuesto a la ampliación del barrio de la concepción este barrio en chicago:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Forest,_Illinois

es bastante interesante lo que dice, se puede encontrar más información en el siguiente libro: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Organization_Man

como digo no se si es interesante además de hacer unos estudios de similaridades [según parámetros], bajo esos mismos parámetros buscar/analizar esos opuestos...
lo vemos mañana

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Danchi / Tokyo Social Housing Life : Kenzaburo Fukuhara

Danchi / Tokyo Social Housing Life : Kenzaburo Fukuhara | p8 | Scoop.it

The Danchi, through its development and the use of modern equipment, is compared at this time, to a contemporary "village". Now after 60 years written, those complexes of apartment are clearly deteriorated and the first generation of dwelling almost demolished.

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Anyway the “community” of those “social housings” stays one of the most important phenomenon in the expansion of the popular culture from Tokyo. Some nostalgia of the ordinary happiness is existing there and leads inspiration of many artists from Tokyo, for example Manga and fashion designers, writers, movies makers. Maybe because in Tokyo those old residences recovered by many greenery, offer a place to feel the trace and the memories of childhood.

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Madrid, en el 'mambotaxi' de Almodóvar

La arquitecta Izaskun Chinchilla considera "un monumento a la vivienda social". Y añade sobre estas construcciones de los años cincuenta: "Me gustan porque son arquitectura inacabada, ese partir de una infraestructura común que los usuarios terminan a su manera. Una arquitectura que no aplasta la iniciativa, sino que la incentiva".

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Architecture + Art : Edi Rama & Anri Sala

When former artist Edi Rama became mayor of Tirana in 2000 he immediately set upon a controversial project to enliven the troubled Albanian capital by re-painting…
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“Las fachadas no son como un vestido o un pintalabios. Son órganos”
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Las 'colmenas' de Madrid | elmundo.es

Se destinaron a dar cobijo a los realojados del ensanche de La Castellana que habitaban el poblado chabolista de La Ventilla.

Sirvieron también para alojar a las queridas y amantes de los pudientes con doble vida.

 

"Basta con fijarse un poco desde fuera para comprobar lo poco que se pensó en su diseño, con esas absurdas terrazas de menos de un metro de ancho que dan a la M-30 y que muchos vecinos han acabado incorporando a su vivienda", explica Carlos Sambricio.

Al igual que El Ruedo, de Oíza, la otra gran mole residencial de Madrid que mira a la M-30, los panales del barrio del Calero asumen su papel como escenario natural para la clase obrera vista desde el cine, en películas como 'Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto', de Almodóvar; 'Colegas', de Eloy de la Iglesia; o 'Torremolinos 73', de Pablo Berger, además de anuncios de Coca-Cola o la Once, entre otros.

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Las marcas, como Mahou, que se exhiben en lo alto del edificio sufragan parte de las derramas.

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