Cidade De Deus - City Of God: Working With Informalized Mass Housing In Brazil


M Angelil, R Hehl, E.a.

Publisher Ruby Press

ISBN 9783944074023

Idea Code 13160


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.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English


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