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Canonica Residences

New, Old, Milan

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I am sure that every city has streets and thoroughfares known to everyone even if they have never been there. I am not just talking about streets famous for their stores or nightlife but those residential streets in European cities that for centuries have connected neighborhoods, and become engrained in the mental maps of citizens of the past but also of the “Sat Nav” generations of today. Milan’s Via Canonica is one of those streets.

Now a central thoroughfare, it used to lie north of the old city and link neighborhoods on the east and west in a landscape made of a medley of farmland, craft businesses and what were then nascent industries. These three social ingredients - farmers, craftsmen, and industrial workers - still constitute the modern mixité of Milan’s human fabric and what led to its typical popular housing typology: ...

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