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Le loft : un nouvel habitat urbain

Véronique Biau 1, 2
Abstract : The loft : a new kind of urban housing In France, is recently appeared a new kind of housing, loft, which, in spite of its relatively slight actual spreading, strongly marked reflexion about urban housing. This type is produced through two différent logics : individual initiative which takes possession, according to New-yorkish way, of workshops and little factories, and reconversion by social organizations which destine, in theory, these H.L.M. dwellings to an average or poor population. This second logic leans on social and architectural image of American loft but partly eludes the basic justification of this kind of housing : the search of a non-traditional urban housing, able to express its inhabitant's identity, to fit evolutions of his familial structure and to receive an « artistic » way of life.
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Véronique Biau. Le loft : un nouvel habitat urbain. Espaces et sociétés (Paris, France), Erès, 1987, Logement urbain. ⟨hal-01252140⟩



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