Housing by people and their work: Design principles for favelas residents in economies of commerce and service

Ana Chagas Cavalcanti, Tiziano li Piani

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Abstract

This article proposes a new approach towards the design and planning of social housing destined to residents living in informal settlements of Brazil. It is aimed at restoring the proximity between the labor and domestic functions within the spatial domain of the house. This need emerges from a field research aimed at addressing the spatial logics emplaced by residents in Brazilian favelas. The integration proposed in the article is meant to be achieved with the combined goal of improving the living conditions of the residents, sustaining also their socio-economic development, while promoting also the economy of the city. Graphic guidelines are shown to the reader after a critical analysis of the main systems of housing currently emplaced for unprivileged people.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalThe Plan Journal
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • favelas
  • informal settlement
  • labor
  • social housing
  • workshop

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