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.

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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?