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Designed in 1947 by Affonso Eduardo Reidy, the housing Conjunto Habitacional Pedregulho is located in the neighborhood of São Cristovão, Rio de Janeiro. It is a cluster of public facilities and housing that sought to create a new way of organizing the city. Implanted on a plot of 52,142 m2 and designed to house about 570 families, the work has gone through several changes made by their residents, but originally it had a public school, a market, a collective laundry, a health clinic and some leisure equipment. As a symbol of quality housing, it is a counterpoint to the precariousness of many projects that emerged in Brazil in the last decades of the twentieth century. It recently has passed through a big process of restoration (the images are previous to this process).


First Prize - International Exhibition of Architecture - I Biennial of Sao Paulo - 1953