Hanging houses redefine living under a bridge

There's an old stretch of road in Italy that's going to fall out of use in favor of a new highway, and the country turned to designers for ideas on how to recycle the road rather than just leave it derelict. One idea? Build a city of hanging houses under its bridges.

Ja Studio Inc's design calls for ramp-like streets with houses attached to them. The studio says that it's supposed to bring people back to nature as cities, highways and urban-what-nots have the opposite effect usually. It's an interesting idea, but is anyone getting an After The Bomb vibe here? It feels almost post-apocalyptic.

That, and we're not seeing any rails on those ramps. Problem? We think so.

Here's another shot which you can click on to see larger:


Ja Studio, via Inhabitat

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