Cidade de Deus! City of God! is a case study of the gradual appropriation and customisation of standardised mass housing in Rio de Janeiro. This research-based design study conducted by the Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design program at the ETH Zurich unpacks the implications of Brazil's hybrid environment as it exists today in a comprehensive series of diagrams, sketches, plans and images. What results from this analysis is a model for improving mass housing programs using the ingenuity of informal practices. Thanks to Ruby Press (Berlin) and Idea Books (Amsterdam).
352 pages, 20 x 27 cm, paperback, Ruby Press (Berlin).