This project stemmed from health care research, looking at systems of care, health insurance, healthcare policy, and health problems related to the open waste line that is the Pirajussara river.
The favela network of Pirajussara, along the border of Embu and Sao Paulo, has 4 typical conditions:
1) backyard: the river is embedded within the favela backyard, inaccessible to the public
2) road access: the river is alongside the road
3) cross-city access: one enters the home in Embu from Sao Paulo
4) access to park: river is next to green area with potential for leisure space
Along this 2.5 km strip of river network, there are 10 areas for intervention that fall under these 4 conditions.
This project attempts to systematize healthcare – could there be a social model to provide health insurance and possibly an HSA for citizen groups? Individual health insurance could also be an interesting model. How could this inform a responsive architecture?