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Immaginare la ‘ricostruzione’. Un piccolo manuale sulla casa popolare


This study, starting from the unpublished graphic transcriptions of Giuseppe Vaccaro, subsequently published by Francesco Moschini in the volume “La casa di serie. Appunti sull’abitazione 1940-1942”, intends to trace the elements of a part of the design thin- king that pervades rationalism and finds its strong expression in the form of the ‘scheme’.The short manuscript of the Bolognese architect is a real manual on the mass production houses written between 1940 and 1942 when he was called to participate in military actions during the second World War.The text, the schemes and the drawings elaborated by the Bolognese architect on the one hand not only seem to anticipate the housing crisis that would have occurred at the end of the conflict, but on the other they highlight its imaginative power held firm both by the careful knowledge of the manuals and from the existenzminimum themes. The representations accompanying the manuscript represent an imaginative and prefigurative path of the future that would materialize shortly thereafter, tackled by Vaccaro in a different way as regards the building typology but not for the studies on the accommodations that are affected, in an evident way, of the previous analysis of Alexander Klein and Enrico Agostino Griffini.