Cidade de Deus—City of God

Cidade de Deus serves as the inspiration and case study for this publication, a widely relevant investigation into the gradual appropriation and customization of standardized mass housing. Rio de Janeiro’s once notorious favela, which grew out of a government housing program, is today a safe and vibrant neighborhood, not to mention a viable counter-model to gated real estate development. 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 globally applicable model for improving mass housing programs using the ingenuity and resourcefulness of informal practices.

Marc Angélil & Rainer Hehl (Eds.), in collaboration with Something Fantastic
Language: English
Published in: 2013
352 pages
200 x 270 mm
ISBN: 978-3-944074-02-3


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