Pizarro, Eduardo Pimentel;Gonçalves, Joana Carla Soares

Autor(a) USP:

Gonçalves, Joana Carla Soares

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Unidade USP:

Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo [FAU]

Nome do evento:

International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture - PLEA


favelas; conforto térmico; design


The favela is a pressing reality in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, concentrating around 10% of its population. Despite the public investments and its higher consolidation status, the favela still lacks some urban infrastructures and services. In addition to that, housing is a key topic both due to the social dynamics embedded and to the poor environmental conditions found indoors, mainly caused by overexposure, under performative building fabric and inefficient openings. From this context, how would it be possible to develop practical and replicable design strategies for the self-built houses’ facades, environmentally informed in favelas in Subtropical Climates? The method articulates fieldwork, analytical simulations and prospective exercises that culminate on the construction of a 1:1 prototype entitled “Everyday House”, in the second largest favela in the city of Sao Paulo, “Favela de Paraisópolis”, with the aim of evaluating the strategies’ impact and promoting its replication within and outside of the local community.


PIZARRO, Eduardo Pimentel; GONÇALVES, Joana Carla Soares. Everyday house: redesigning the informal housing in subtropical climates, the case of Paraisópolis favela in São Paulo. Anais.. Hong Kong: [s.n.], 2018.