"The vernacular architecture of the favelas is, essentially, an alternative to mainstream spatial practices, with its own rules and cultural codes that emerge from below, providing a counterbalance to the top-down structure of official spatial production. Built with absolute material and economical pragmatism, the spaces of informal settlements entail much more than the “irrationality and chaotic” categorization to which they too often are wrongly reduced."
Hugo Mesquita. Learning from favelas. Abitare November No 527. Posted by anna.foppiano.
Artículo en Abitare.