A study towards improving of social housing stock with a focus on façade renewal

Fernanda Flach, Marco González, Andrea Kern


Some part of the stock of social housing in Brazil has deteriorted due to lack of maintenance. The depreciation of these constructions, especially in the case of housing projects, reduces the quality of environment, with social and economic consequences for inhabitants, and also for the region. Building renewal is an important action to recover the lost quality of the life. The increase in life time of housing may also reduce the construction and demolition waste production. One of the most important aspects is the façade, which influences the value of the property and the perception of the society about the inhabitants. This work presents a study of improving and façade renewal of social housing in São Leopoldo, a southern Brazilian city.

Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2008, vol.23, n.3, pp. 155-162. ISSN 0718-5073.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50732008000300003


Building renewal; façade; design; waste; sustainability


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