SOCIAL HOUSING ON THE RIVER: The Bode Community - B.Arch final thesis
(Author: Bruno Tinoco / Advisor: Ana Rolim)
The project consists of a social housing proposal for a community named Bode, located in the Pina Bay area, in the City of Recife, NE Brazil. It is a critical response to the current municipal solution to relocate the dwellers from their original and diverse location to a standard "H" block housing complex which does not relate to their way of living in houses on-stilts, actively connected to the water.
Based on analysing the existing way of living and housing units, the study proposes typical domestic modules which are able to expand per users' needs. The constraints are parametricized in order to allow for variation without interfering with provision of natural light, cross-ventilation and shading, crucial aspects while designing in tropical climates, such as Brazil.