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By E. Melgaard

Due to alterations within the composition of the inhabitants, society alterations constantly with appreciate to varied components together with age-structure, relatives composition and the supply of strength. alterations bring about occasions which are mirrored within the commissioning of structures, that is progressively shifted from new development to the reuse and preservation of present constructions. the variation of structures frequently calls for the amendment of facades and the development at the back of. The scope of this motion in the rate shipping and concrete improvement area is to enhance ideas and techniques for envelopes of constructions developed over the past half the twentieth century within the price nations. In different phrases it truly is directed at the development envelopes of the so-called non-traditional constructions. This book is predicated on a aid through expense, an intergovernmental eu framework for foreign cooperation among nationally funded learn actions. price creates medical networks and permits scientists to collaborate in a large spectrum of actions in learn and technology.

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2 Land use Aspects The major problem in big individual buildings is the absence of land use variety and common spaces or areas, that can be used by the inhabitants or other users for relaxation, social interaction etc. In bigger building complexes of the private sector one could face the same absence of any supporting uses, mainly because the respective provisions do not allow such flexibility, but also because the main interesting partners avoid using valuable square meters for the sake of human relations quality.

It will constitute an important part of the international business area of Nantes. Besides, in Malakoff, 400 flats are going to be demolished; all are to be re-built on the adjacent Pre-Gauchet area or on another district of the agglomeration. e. 1320 units. Around 300 new private dwellings will be built on Malakoff itself and all the public spaces will be re-qualified. Two schools will be renovated, one Neighbourhood House built and the shopping centre rebuilt. Three new bridges under the rail tracks will be created or widened to accompany the new roads or the re-qualified ones and to serve the new swimming pool.

On the other hand, poor aesthetics is one of the main architectural problems of Cyprus multi storey housing buildings. This is a much more complicated issue which can be partially handled through further clarification of aesthetic criteria and the establishment of a reliable enforcement system (to combat illegal advertisements etc). Furthermore one could think of additional provisions that facilitate the adaptation of all sorts of machineries and equipments usually spread on the roofs of the buildings as well as the adoption of more incentives for promoting big organized housing complexes.

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