Favela Pool - School of Favela Architecture

The public spaces of the favelas are a paradigm. State simplification (James Scott) obfuscate favela specific contexts. 

Favela common spaces can be very sustainable, for example, they prioritize pedestrian use, they have an organic growth and most frequent vehicles are bicycles. Moreover, the life in between buildings in favelas is vibrant, many encounters occur along alleys and void spaces.

The common areas are occupied over and over again by different needs and activities that supply the imagination of residents. 

 

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