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Concerned with the development of housing in large cities, three architects at Aalborg University in Denmark set out to conceive of a structure that would address the needs of Rio’s Favela Santa Marta, one the city’s many underdeveloped slums. What Johan Kure, Kemo Usto, and Thiru Manickam came up with was Favela Cloud, a concept incorporating Cobogó design, a modular style sometimes seen in Brazilian architecture.

Favela Cloud is divided into two parts, with a recreational and sports plaza at its lower level and a residential area at the upper level. With this design, the team hopes to reorganize the favela and yet retain some of the qualities of urban living that it has come to eConcerned with the development of housing in large cities, three architects at Aalborg University in Denmark set out to conceive of a structure that would address the needs of Rio’s Favela Santa Marta, one the city’s many underdeveloped slums. What Johan KureKemo Usto, and Thiru Manickam came up with was Favela Cloud, a concept incorporating Cobogó design, a modular style sometimes seen in Brazilian architecture.

Favela Cloud is divided into two parts, with a recreational and sports plaza at its lower level and a residential area at the upper level. With this design, the team hopes to reorganize the favela and yet retain some of the qualities of urban living that it has come to embody.”

Check out the Q&A by clicking on the link below.

(via Favela Cloud Imagines The Slums Of Rio As Futuristic Architecture [Q&A] | The Creators Project)

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