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El Taray St. Collective Housing

El Taray St. Collective Housing
Segovia, Spain. 1963-1965
Architects: José Joaquín Aracil, Luis Miquel Suarez-Inclán, Antonio Viloria García

"A community should be builtp up from a hierarchy of associational elements and tries to express the various levels of associotacion - the house, the street, the district, the city. It is important to realise that the terms used are not to be taken as the reality but as the idea and that it is our task to find new equivalents for these forms of association for our non-demonstrative society. The traditional street, considered as an arena, is changed by the presence of motor vehicles.

In the old tradition, the street outside the house is the first point of contact whre children learn for the first time of the world outside. Here are carried on those adult activities which are essential to everyday life - THE STREET.
Re-identifying man with his environment cannot be achieved by using historical forms of house groupings as the social reality they represent no longer exists. The Golden Lane idea, a multilevel city with residential streets-in-the-air, is an attempt at another house grouping.
From the multilevel street, people are in direct contact with the larger range of activities which give identity to their community - THE DISTRICT.
Even in a small town compactness is essential. Quarters, each associated with a certain sort of work vary in height and density to suit their needs.
Districts in association generate the need for a richer scale of activities which in turn give identity to the ultimate community - THE CITY."

Allison and Peter Smithson. Cluster. 1949















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Cite: 
"El Taray St. Collective Housing". Hidden Architecture
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