Housing blocks come in all different shapes, sizes and layouts. So searching for the precedent that matches every category you desire can sometimes be a tedious process of clicking in and out of an unorganized list. Enter the Collective Housing Atlas, an online library of housing projects that is organized into categories.
Users can search within the categories of block typology, tower block typology or typology of dwelling, and then refine their search by selecting from subcategories such as shape, depth and circulation. With a click of a button, you can create lists including all U-shaped buildings, building with courtyard orientation or buildings featuring two-story units. Once you find a project that suits your needs, all of that project’s categories are displayed, making bouncing around between different categories with an end result in mind a simple task.
Some categories remain empty for now, but Collective Housing Atlas’ database is continuing to grow as they pursue their mission “not to highlight new architectural works, but [to make accessible] a list of previously selected buildings in a fast and visual way.”