On Monday, November 9th, the SLUM Lab studio hosted Brazilian architect Ruy Othake for an afternoon workshop of presentations and critiques.
Corrego do Mina – Favela along a creek with flooding risk. Images:
The “formal” city has numerous public facilities and parks. Corrego do Mina could use access to more of these.
Strategy for developing housing along the hillside.
The open hillside developed with new housing.
Drawing connections between housing and the surrounding favela fabric.
I hope to use Boulevard da Paz’s topography to its advantage – creating an economically and environmentally productive space for the favela residents. I am proposing the introduction of agricultural terracing along steep valleys that are currently unusable – growing high value crops to generate income and create jobs, reinforcing the slopes to prevent landslides and using gravity to treat agricultural and urban wastewater runoff.