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Haussman eat your heart out
Posted by Egil Sep 16, 2009, 20:03
One of the side effects of having the first ever commie pinko president here in Assland has been that rather huge slum upgrading schemes have sprouted all over the place. For architects, this is of course a gold mine, since you get to design whole neighbourhoods from the subsoil up. And I found out that a friend of a friend is on the team drafted for two large slum complexes in Rio, the

Alemão hill and


And the English translation is hilarious, mostly because they translated pescadores as fish men.

(Jorge Mauro Járegui, the man in charge of the two projects, is actually responsible for a greater area than Haussman was, though it is true that he doesn't have quite as wide-ranging powers.)

Posted by Solomon Sep 18, 2009, 00:14

Wow. Looks beautifully... organic. I could frame and hang it and it would pass as modern art.

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