Cidade de Deus. City of God. Working with informalized Mass Housing in Brazil

Autor/Herausgeber: 
M. Angélil, R. Hehl, Something Fantastic (Ed.)

Cidade de Deus. City of God. Working with informalized Mass Housing in Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro serves as the inspiration and case study for this publication, a widely relevant study of the appropriation and customization of standardized mass housing over time. The city’s once notorious favelas, which grew out of a government housing programme, are today safe and vibrant neighbourhoods, not to mention a viable counter-model to gated condominiums. This research-based design study from the ETH Zurich unpacks the implications of the hybrid environment of Cidade de Deus as it exists today. What results is a model for improving mass housing programmes using the ingenuity of informal practices – a model that is also globally applicable.

Autor/Herausgeber: 
M. Angélil, R. Hehl, Something Fantastic (Ed.)

Cidade de Deus. City of God. Working with informalized Mass Housing in Brazil

Ruby Press, 2013, 978-3-981343-68-7