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2017 Report – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo

By on June 17, 2017
General Information
University
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Department/Institution
Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Country
Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Person filling out the report
Prof. MSc. Solange Carvalho
solange@fau.ufrj.br

Associated UNI Thematic Hubs
Informal Urbanism

Collaborations
Other academic network affiliations
No

Other research network affiliations
No

Collaborations with UNI members in academic activities
Yes
Habitat Partner University Initiative: Informal Urbanism Hub Conference “ Metropolis Nonformal – Anticipation” in Munich, Germany on Nov 20-23, 2013.
Member: Solange Carvalho
The HPUI (now UNI) Global Meeting 2013 brought together UN-Habitat’s academia/research partners from around the world to launch the Habitat Universities Thematic Hub of “Informal Urbanism”.

Collaborations with UNI members in research initiatives
Yes
Book: The results of the symposia Informal Urbanism Hub Conference “ Metropolis Nonformal – Anticipation” are published in WERTHMAN, Christian; BRIDGER, Jessica. (2015) Metropolis Nonformal. Applied Research + Design Publishing.
Member: Solange Carvalho

Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes
The Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of UFRJ had its origin in the Academy of Fine Arts created in 1816. It is the oldest university course of Architecture in Brazil and was constituted in a unit of the University in 1945, when the National Faculty of Architecture was unlinked The National School of Fine Arts.
Today, it is called Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU / UFRJ) and works in the building of the Faculty of Architecture, designed by the architect Jorge Moreira and awarded in 1957 at the IV São Paulo Biennial. Its academic structure Includes the undergraduate degree in Architecture and Urbanism, Postgraduate programs in Architecture (PROARQ) and in Urbanism (PROURB), as well as Research and Extension groups.

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Master Programmes
PROARQ – Research activities of the Architecture Graduate Program of Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – PROARQ / FAU-UFRJ have initiated in 1987, with the first class of the Academic Master of Architecture. Since then, the program was restructured in order to meet the contemporary demand of research, for the sake of show tune with advances in the production of knowledge in architecture. With the intent to continuously increase the research around architecture and heritage, on 2013 the Program initiated the Professional Master in Project and Heritage. Education Personnel Improvement Coordination Foundation System – CAPES has classified the Master Academic at level 5 (five) and Profissional Master at level 3 (three) .
The Housing Laboratory – LabHab, linked to PROARQ, aims to establish requirements and criteria of the effectiveness of projects and social housing programs.
http://www.proarq.fau.ufrj.br/novo/

PROURB – The Graduate Program in Urbanism is part of the School of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). It started in 1993 and offers three degrees: Master in Urbanism and Professional Master in Landscape Architecture.
The Program is fully accredited by CAPES-MEC (Federal Agency for Graduate Studies- Ministry of Education). It is a program of excellence and reference in the area of Architecture and Urbanism, having received grade 6 twice in the triennial evaluation of CAPES.
Low-Income Settlements and Housing is the line of research that investigates issues related to informal settlements (slums, irregular lots and encroachments), and themes concerned with social, low-income and similar types of housing, as, for instance, governance and public services supplies aimed at lower social standing.
http://www.prourb2.fau.ufrj.br/

PhD Programmes
PROARQ – Research activities of the Architecture Graduate Program of Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – PROARQ / FAU-UFRJ have initiated in 1987, with the first class of the Academic Master of Architecture. Since then, the program was restructured in order to meet the contemporary demand of research, for the sake of show tune with advances in the production of knowledge in architecture. The first class of Doctoral has initiated in 2003. Education Personnel Improvement Coordination Foundation System – CAPES has classified the Doctorate at level 5 (five).
The Housing Laboratory – LabHab, linked to PROARQ, aims to establish requirements and criteria of the effectiveness of projects and social housing programs.
http://www.proarq.fau.ufrj.br/novo/

PROURB – The Graduate Program in Urbanism is part of the School of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). It started in 1993 and offers Doctorate in Urbanism.
Low-Income Settlements and Housing is the line of research that investigates issues related to informal settlements (slums, irregular lots and encroachments), and themes concerned with social, low-income and similar types of housing, as, for instance, governance and public services supplies aimed at lower social standing.
http://www.prourb2.fau.ufrj.br/

Other Programmes

Produced Materials

Books
CARVALHO, Solange A., TERRY, Tatiana, JAVOSKI, Daniela E. A.. (2014) Cadernos Técnicos do Morar Carioca – Sistema Viário. 1. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil – RJ.

BENETTI, Pablo Cesar. (2013) Vivienda Social y ciudad: Desafios para la enseñanza del proyecto. Buenos Aires Editora Diseño, v.1. p.104.

BENETTI, Pablo Cesar. (2012). Habitação social e Cidade: Desafios para o ensino de projeto. Rio de janeiro: Editora Rio Books, v.1. p.103.

Cadernos do PROARQ Rio de Janeiro Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2016), Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura – Ano 1 (1997) n. 27, dezembro 2016. http://cadernos.proarq.fau.ufrj.br/en/home

Articles
BENETTI, Pablo Cesar; PALMA, Rodrigo; MATOSO, J. S.; GRACIE, R. (2016) Habitação social e mobilidade urbana In: II Congresso Internacional de habitação coletiva sustentável, São Paulo. II Congresso Internacional de habitação coletiva sustentável ,São Paulo , 18,19 e 20 de abril de 2016. São Paulo: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo, 2016. v.1. p.476 – 482

BENETTI, Pablo Cesar; PECLY, Maria Lucia; CARVALHO, Solange. (2016) Protótipos Minha Casa + Sustentável In: II Congresso Internacional de habitação coletiva sustentável, 2016, São Paulo. II Congresso Internacional de habitação coletiva sustentável , São Paulo , 18,19 e 20 de abril. São Paulo: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo. v.1. p.364 – 370

VAZ, Lilian Fessler ; SELDIN, Claudia. (2016) From the Precarious to the Hybrid: The Case of the Maré Complex in Rio de Janeiro. In: KOSMALA, Katarzyna.; IMAS, Miguel. (Org.). Precarious Spaces: The Arts, Social & Organizational Change (impresso). 1ed.Bristol/Chicago: Intellect, v. , p. 37-59.

COUTINHO M. DA SILVA, Rachel. (2015) A radical strategy to deal with slum upgrading in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In: Yves Pedrazzini; Stephanie Vincent; Adly Hossam, Yafiza Zorro. (Org.). Translating the City. Interdisciplinarity in urban studies. 1ed.Oxford: Routledge, v. 1, p. 57-72

IZAGA, Fabiana; DA SILVA PEREIRA, Margareth A. C. (2013) Cuál es el papel de la movilidad en la urbanización de las favelas de Rio de Janeiro?. In: BORTHAGARAY, A. ORFEUIL, J. P. (Orgs.). La fábrica del movimiento: 16 casos de políticas públicas para la movilidad urbana. Colección Movilidad. Buenos Aires: Café de las Ciudades, p. 101-130.

MATTOS, Thais de Vasconcellos; PASSOS, Paula Pereira dos; ALERTE, Jac-Ssone; ROLA; Sylvia Meimaridou e SANTOS, Mauro Cesar de Oliveira. (2016). Social transformation by the technical assistance in the sustainability of the constructions in areas of social interest. 7th Week of Academic Integration of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ. Rio de janeiro Brazil.

ROLA, Sylvia Meimaridou; SALEIRO FILHO, Mário Oliveira; SANTOS, Mauro Cesar de Oliveira. (2017). Technical Assistance as Dialogical Translation for the Dream House: The Participatory Process for the Improvement of Housing of Social Interest in the Favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. IV AEAULP Seminar – The Language We Live. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Projects
PROURB
(2012 – 2017) Quality of the Urban design and the place in the city of Social Housing – Program my house my life (Minha Casa Minha Vida)
Description: The research project aims to evalute housing examples of the Programm My house my life (MCMV) (Minha Casa Minha Vida) in three levels. The first one concerns its location in the city, observing the relationship between the place and the potential of economic and social development. The second relates to the neighbourhood’s contribution in terms of employment, commerce, schools, health services to the social housing. The third level of analysis focuses on the quality of intermediate spaces within the social housing project, emphasizing the transition between public, semi-public and private spaces.
Results: Regarding the first level, the research concluded that more than 70 % of the social housing built in Rio de Janeiro by the MCMV Program are located in remote areas, without urban quality, poor mobility and low employment opportunities. In the second level, they are in neighbourhoods that do not offer enough schools, health and commerce facilities. In addition, the intermediate spaces don´t offer much quality and are usually appropriated through improvised uses or abandoned.
Members: Pablo Cesar Benetti / Maria Lucia Pecly

(2014 – 2017) Prototype My house+ more sustainable
Description: The project consists in the development of two prototypes of social housing – one in Rio de Janeiro, in th middle of the urban fabric, and the other one in Lauro de Freitas, in the state of Bahia, in an urban extension area. The main idea was to experiment new projects of social housing using the program’s rules to improve environmental comfort and energetic efficiency.
The prototypes were an initiative of the Ministry of Cities (Ministerio das Cidades) Energy Company (Eletrobras) and federal universities.
Members: Pablo Cesar Benetti / Maria Lucia Pecly / Solange Carvalho

PROARQ
(2013 – ongoing research) PMHIS Project – Social Interest Housing Improvement Program.
Description: Emphasizing one of the pillars of sustainability, “social justice”, bringing this universe of sustainability of the buildings to housing of social interest, in the form of technical assistance, underlines the motto of this research and extension project in development since 2013 in the Community of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil. The PMHIS Project – Housing Improvement Program of Social Interest, in partnership with the company Inova Urbis and financial support of LAFARGE and LEROY MERLIN and of the Federal Government itself with the PIBEV and PIBEX call for proposals, has a consolidated performance base in Favela itself with participation of the community and of professors, students and professionals in the area of Architecture and Urbanism, Engineering, Sociology, Economics and Administration, under the coordination of the Housing Laboratory, at the Architecture Post graduation Program, at the Faculty os Architecture and Urban Planning, in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – LABHAB / PROARQ / FAU / UFRJ. With the objective of promoting the sustainability of buildings in a socio-environmental and economically unfavorable context, through technical assistance and in the scope of teaching-research-extension, in order to contribute to international and national sustainability goals through knowledge production and intervention in the self-constructed reality, the PMHIS has been showing itself as an example of action in the scope of teaching, research and university extension that, through dialogic interaction by the exchange of knowledge between the university and several social sectors, has been promoting the structuring of a knowledge which contributes to overcoming inequality and social exclusion and, above all, to building a more just, ethical and democratic society. The scenario in action in the Rocinha favela is in a range of economic income in which the dwellings present a “sufficient” structural level, allowing interventions of low overload and that can improve the comfort, health, safety, property valuation, efficiency Energy, among others. The interventions cover façades, internal coatings, waterproofing, thermal insulation, hydraulic, electric, ventilation and natural lighting and readjustment of layouts. To this end, the instruments are: elaboration of diagnoses, application of sustainable materials (non-energy-intensive), training of labor, collective elaboration of architectural projects, orientation directed to microcredit and land regularization.
Results: After 4 years, the research and extension project has already worked in more than 200 housing units in Rocinha, constructing a dialogical architectural project in partnership with the residents of the Favela da Rocinha. Another result is the expansion of the project to another community, the Paraisópolis favela, in the state of São Paulo, Brasil.
Members:
Professors of the UFRJ: Sylvia Meimaridou Rola (Coordinator) / Alexandre Landesmann / Aline Pires Verol / Elaine Garrido Vazquez / Marcos Martinez Silvoso / Mauro Cesar de Oliveira Santos
Students of the UFRJ: Ariane Beltrão Rocha / Jac-ssone Alerte / Paula Pereira dos Passos / Thais de Vasconcellos Mattos / Anderson Lúcio Moreira da Rocha / Michelle Plubins Bulkool / Vanessa Sena Najjar de Oliveira
External members of the UFRJ: Alban Frederico René-pierre Drouet / Augusto José de Jesus Branco / Iraci Matos Vasconcellos / Neilton Fidelis da Silva

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