Contributor: Ciro Miguel

Ciro is a Brazilian architect and photographer. After studying in São Paulo and New York, he joined the offices of SPBR Arquitetos and Bernard Tschumi Architects. In parallel, he co-founded the studio Miniatura, which exhibited in both Brazil and Europe. Since 2013, he has been an assistant in the Chair of Architecture of Professor Marc Angélil at ETH Zürich.

Co-op City: Zürich’s experiment with non-profit housing

Alexis Kalagas surveys the ebbs and flows of Zurich's co-operative housing movement. From the seminal Kraftwerk1 development in the early 2000s, via Mehr als Wohnen ('more than living') project, to Kalkbreite, completed just three years ago – what can we glean from Switzerland's extended experimentation with the co-operative model?