Master’s Project in Brazil takes its start

For the Master’s Degree in Architecture, Frida Boström will be developing a new housing scheme for a community in Papaquara, on the island of Florianópolis in Brazil. The project was preceded by a theoretical study carried out on site in Brazil and in Sweden, financed by a Minor Fields Study scholarship from the Swedish charity organization SIDA. The pre-study was presented in a booklet, that you can download and read here: Papaquara Booklet

During August and September 2011 the final design project is initiated with a research trip back to Brazil. Time will be spent both in Rio de Janeiro and Florianópolis, where a thourough investigation of the unplanned architecture of the favela – Brazil’s irregular self-constructed settlements – will be undertaken.

The final housing proposal for Papaquara will be presented at the Master’s Project presentations on the KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in January 2012.

To read more about the project and look at related images, please refer to the “Project 4” page in the menu on the left!Favela Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro House marked for demolishion temporary shelter in gymnastics hall Project site Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro papaquara 1_2000

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