with +D Studio
Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 – Present
Currently exhibited in the Main Exhibition of the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam (IABR-2016): The Next Economy.
Defined the space of the favela of Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro and its surrounding ecosystems our laboratory – RioLab – to research, design and develop effective and scaleable interventions that bridge the pursuits of social function, aesthetic excellence and technological innovation. Each project is based on sound evidence and incorporates the contextual intelligence of the community. Together, they constitute a cycle for social, economic, political, spatial and environmental development in the creation of a Progressive City capable of realizing the transition to the Next Economy. This process relies on the collaboration of diverse individuals and organizations, forming coalitions that are capable of surmounting the barriers of disciplines, class, age, experience and who are dedicated to empower the protagonism and capabilities of the community.