Davide Sacconi

A Project for the Brazilian City

Supervisors: Dr Pier Vittorio Aureli, Dr Mark Campbell

Tracing the history of Brazil the thesis constructs a conceptual framework for the design of Archetypes of public space in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Archetypes are architectures liberated by programme, where the normative definition of performances and behaviour is substituted by an exposed rule, a principle governing conduct and action where form and activity intimately coincide.