Design & Build Brazil

Organization and coordination of Study Trip and Workshops

Hogeschool van Amsterdam+Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, March 2009


The workshop ‘Building Techniques for Social Housing’ was part of the project Design and Build Brazil, a 3 year graduation lab of the Technical University of Amsterdam (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). The 2 weeks study trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, included visits to informal settlements and famous social housing projects as well as a 1 day workshop at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) where students could learn local techniques for building low cost housing. D&BB aims were to intensify international and multidisciplinary debate on improvement of living conditions in fast growing informal settlements and to challenge students to develop innovative sustainable technical solutions in social housing.