elel Quinta Monroy, housing project in Iquique (Chile) by Elemental; Image taken from Eduardo Rojas presentation at the IADB Most of Continue reading
Following is a link to a short video introducing Community Action Planning Method (participatory planning). This video is intended to Continue reading
CEUs (Centros Educativos Unificados) Marta Suplici, the previous prefeita of Sao Paulo, belonging to the PT political party (from 2000 Continue reading
As a quick post I want to illustrate the conditions and buildings used for public housing in Medellin. The area Continue reading
Guerilla Suburbanism is the adaptation, creative reuse, and/or reinvention of rural and suburban realities and conceptions.
This blog is about the human habit of wanting to control nature. I wrote this blog before the pandemic. It seemed Continue reading
At the hand of a global pandemic, the world as we know it is changing. Our cities are more vulnerable Continue reading
CAPTION IMAGE ABOVE: Aerial photograph of a housing estate in Hong Kong. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP via Getty Images Continue reading
iterative research process, designing a proto-architectural molecularly in-spired micro-bamboo system, followed by some case-study examples of ac-tualized instantiations of the system at scale.
THE SHIFT Last spring The municipality of Malmö signed up to The Shift. The Shift was initiated by the UN Continue reading
I first started writing about Instant Cities in 2013 as a way to describe how post-crisis displacement and refugee camps Continue reading
Figure 1 Collective masterplan A Manifesto for XinWu Village by Ralph Spencer Steenblik As the architectural cleansing continues in China, Continue reading
When we talk about informality, or informal settlements, we almost always focus on places where that informality is the status quo. But, the more one looks, the more one sees how informality and formality are constantly intersecting and feeding off of each other. This is the first in a series of posts exploring the intersections of formality and informality, and is focused on insertions.
Dear FAVELissues readers, After a competitive application process, we are excited to welcome 4 new writers on board! Here is a quick Continue reading
A Rural Revitalization Case study – Songyang, China, (松阳县) by Ralph Spencer Steenblik, edited by Vincent Augustin M Peu Duvallon Ralph Continue reading
Source image above: Global Shelter Cluster With this terrible tragedy in Indonesia, I felt it appropriate to share this compiled Continue reading
Source image above: Harvard Design Magazine As we kick off this Fall series of posts, I wanted to share the Continue reading
Caption image above: A mason works on a home in Gatlang village. Source: Irin News For this last post of Continue reading
(1) Part I, rough ideas: In a scholar sense we use the term “urban informality” to name the peripherical fabric Continue reading
Source for the image above: Bangkok’s canals; Alex Berger/Flickr Over the past few months, I have blogged about the evolution Continue reading