Adapting the formalized Corbusian structure to the needs of informal communities
The project Megacity Skeleton in Jakarta is a two-step micro intervention to upgrade informal settlements in megacities and avoid slum-clearance by authorities due to the lack of hygienic living conditions.
Planned first as a participatory initiative – as opposed to top-down government approaches – narrow spatial “voids” are introduced within high-density residential areas to bring air and light into the building fabric of the neighborhood. In a second step, a flexible and temporary wooden envelope structure or “skin” is added to the house, which residents can freely customize.
Read project feature in 4th Holcim Awards 2014/2015 (flip-book)