by Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 27 July 2012

Three architects from Denmark’s Aalborg University have a vision for Rio de Janeiro’s public spaces: the Favela Cloud concept. You can read all about it at their WordPress blog, but essentially they call it ‘urban hybrid architecture’ and boosts a celestial-like, ethereal-looking open plaza for all manners of activities, while shading people with clusters on the top level that look like a cross between clouds and honeycombs.