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Cidade de Deus - City of God: Working with Informalized Mass Housing in Brazil
Angelil, Marc and Rainer Hehl, eds.
Cidade de Deus - City of God: Working with Informalized Mass Housing in Brazil
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.

Category: Architecture, Region
Binding: Pap.
Pages: 360 pp
Publisher: Ruby Press.
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9783944074023
Book Id: 93395

Price: $43.00
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