Barrio Bajo, by MVRDV

MVRDV - Dwellings Liuzhou, China
MVRDV - Dwellings Liuzhou, China

“I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell. I am a hustler baby, I’ll sell water to a well”, Jay-Z raps on his album The Blueprint.

“I sell a slum to a city”, MVRDV could add to that.

This Dutch firm sells a blueprint for a residential area to the city of Luizhou in China, that looks just like the architecture of slums, or ‘barrio bajo’.

Barrios, Caracas, Venezuela (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
Barrios, Caracas, Venezuela (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

Slums might be a huge problem; its architecture stilll can be fashionable. The only difference between Architecture and architecture that remains is the size of the condos.

The project is added to the Architects and Representation pages.

MVRDV - Dwellings Liuzhou, China
MVRDV - Dwellings Liuzhou, China

MVRDV - Dwellings Liuzhou, China
MVRDV - Dwellings Liuzhou, China


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