Environmental rehabilitation of the formal city: The case of Rio das Pedras in Rio de Janeiro

  • Alejandro de Castro Mazarro Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation


This article explores the notion of “value” that lies beneath architectural preservation in order to establish a relationship between cultural and environmental values of the built heritage. To illustrate this case, an analysis has been done of the physical, social and environmental drama of the community of Rio das Pedras in Rio de Janeiro, adjacent to a lagoon where sewage flows from formal areas as well as informal settlements. Even though as a physical fact this informal settlement is a counter-image of the city architecture, the environmental load received by the urban environment is mostly produced by the formal neighbourhood next to Barra de Tijuca.



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DE CASTRO MAZARRO, Alejandro. Environmental rehabilitation of the formal city: The case of Rio das Pedras in Rio de Janeiro. Materia Arquitectura, [S.l.], n. 11, p. 106-109, ago. 2015. ISSN 0718-7033. Disponible en: <http://www.materiaarquitectura.com/index.php/MA/article/view/136>. Fecha de acceso: 08 mayo 2021
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