The Favela-Bairro Project: Jorge Mario Jauregui Architects

Overview

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are shantytowns that lack even the most basic infrastructure and services. The Favela-Bairro Project, featuring the work of Jorge Mario Jauregui Architects, seeks to turn these blighted areas into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros. Jauregui's design initiatives include the construction of community centers offering recreational activities and job training, daycare facilities, communal kitchens, and new streets and pedestrian walkways. These projects facilitate movement within the...

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Overview

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are shantytowns that lack even the most basic infrastructure and services. The Favela-Bairro Project, featuring the work of Jorge Mario Jauregui Architects, seeks to turn these blighted areas into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros. Jauregui's design initiatives include the construction of community centers offering recreational activities and job training, daycare facilities, communal kitchens, and new streets and pedestrian walkways. These projects facilitate movement within the favelas, create links to the city center, address health and environmental concerns, and taken collectively, improve the sociological and economic status of the favelas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935617672
  • Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Green Prize , #6
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodolfo Machado is Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design and the Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Brooke Hodge is Curator of Architecture and Design at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Table of Contents

Preface,
by Peter Rowe

Memoir of a Visit,
by Rodolfo Machado

Jorge Mario Jauregui Architects

The Favela-Bairro Project,
by Brooke Hodge

Urbanism and Magical Realism,
by Toshiko Mori

Extreme Urbanism: Understanding the Importance of Complexity,
by Elizabeth Mossop

Acknowledgments,
by Rodolfo Machado

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