Upgrading a Favela Home

Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP.

An aerial view shows Kdu dos Anjos’s house in Aglomerado da Serra, a favela complex on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The home, in an area of deep poverty, has won an architecture award. I have mixed reactions to today’s story about upgrading a home in a Brazilian […]

Upgrading a Favela Home

‘The design of the house represents a constructive model that uses common materials in the slums, with an adequate implementation and attention to lighting and ventilation, resulting in a space with great environmental quality,’

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