Monday, October 17, 2016

Highrise of Homes

” Buy a cozy cottage in our steel constructed choice lots, less than a mile above Broadway, only ten minutes by elevator. All the comforts of the country with none of its disadvantages” 
-Celestial Real Estate Company.

Conceived by architect James Wines in 1981 Highrise of Homes was a utopian housing proposal for location in a major American city. That year Wines revived a famous diagram that originally appeared in Life Magazine in 1909. The design represented an alternative to the generic, mass-produced urban high-rise apartment building.

James Wines - ink, wash and charcoal - 1981 - SITE
Coll: Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Each level of this complex was to consist of plots of land with streets, upon which individual homes and gardens would be custom-built based on the preferences of the owner.

Alas Highrise Of Homes was never built because the construction cost of each housing unit was too high.

More here
Via Messy Nessy Chic

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