The refurbishment of of prefabricated residential buildings in socialist countries (1954-1970): methodological criteria and social perspectives

  • Angelo Bertolazzi DICEA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile edile ed Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Giorgio Croatto DICEA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile edile ed Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Michelangelo Savino DICEA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile edile ed Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Umberto Turrini DICEA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile edile ed Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Anisa Abazai DICEA - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile edile ed Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Giovanni Santi DESTEC – Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Energia, dei Sistemi, del Territorio e delle Costruzioni, Università degli Studi di Pisa

Abstract

Prefabrication was the instrument by which European countries, both the Eastern and the
Western countries, sought to cope with the growing demand for housing after the Second
World War. In the Soviet Union and the socialist countries, this choice is closely linked to the
construction of the communist society.


The paper analyzes the housing and construction models developed in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and subsequently exported to Eastern Bloc countries, focusing on the Albanian case study. The survey aims to define the main characteristics of the buildings with these systems, in terms of seismic resistance and energy performance.


 

Published
2019-06-17
How to Cite
BERTOLAZZI, Angelo et al. The refurbishment of of prefabricated residential buildings in socialist countries (1954-1970): methodological criteria and social perspectives. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 1-13, june 2019. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/210>. Date accessed: 11 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v5i1.210.
Section
Construction History and Preservation