INTEGRATIVE CONSTRUCT Systems. _iCOnT

Project Title

INTEGRATIVE CONSTRUCT Systems. _iCOnT


Research Line

  • Theory, History and Heritage of architecture
  • Planning, Territory and Society
  • Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction

Resume

This project as the goal to investigate the expected function of the architect as a reflexive practitioner and simultaneously as a builder in the real scale of its concepts.

Keywords: intelligent building, builder Architect, Post renascence, rapid prototyping, authorship sustainability, languages of design, computing architecture-as-built, augmented intelligence


State of the Art and objectives

Study of cases related to the research object. Proof of concepts thought real building(s) prototype.


Methodology

One of the tasks of this project is to debate the definition of Alberti`s function of modern architect activity, that, by the time of De Re changed from a construction manager of the works to a thinker and expert of the Lineamenti as a method to achieve Concinnitas.

The methodology to develop this research will be one set using new technologies that support AEC activities in order to allow strengthen the gap between the architectonic conceptual act and the building action.


Problematic and project development

Project will be developed through an analyses of different case studies and a consistent number of realizations in the field of digital fabrication and individual manufacturing applied to the AEC sector


Evaluation and diffusion data

Results will be published in scientific paper and exposed in public exhibition in a museum.


Coordinator

Filipe Coutinho Quaresma


Team (at LEAU)

Mario Kruger


Team (external to LEAU)

To be defined


Partners

Etma, Pronum, others


Funding (entities)

FCT, LEAU


Results (achieved or expected)

Paper and public exhibition


Project Beginning (expected date)


Project Conclusion (expected date)

Suffolk – Lisboa complex shore-terrain

Project Title

  • Suffolk – Lisboa complex shore-terrain
  • Theory, History and Heritage of architecture

Research Line

  • Planning, Territory and Society
  • Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction

Resume

Brownfield sites refer to previously developed stretches of land that were used for industrial and commercial purposes. These sites are either empty or contain derelict structures, and they are often contaminated by the activities that once took place there.

Today there is an increasing interest in the redevelopment of brownfield land, especially in regions where the demand for residential and commercial property is high. In the UK, the government has started to compile a register of brownfield sites with the intention to identify potential areas suitable for redevelopment.

This research proposal focuses on the broader contexts of Ipswich and Lisbon, two cities that share common topographical and urban characteristics. Both cities have developed around the mouths of rivers thus owing their development largely to them. Also both cities have a significant industrial past and this is confirmed by their distinct industrial heritage. Yet both cities contain a large number of brownfield sites, which in both cases are not fully explored and evaluated accordingly.

Our research proposal considers brownfield sites as sites of pure potentiality where their state of emptiness or derelict structures relate back to their industrial past. Their contamination is equally informative as it functions as intangible heritage that links to past industrial processes.


State of the Art and objectives
Methodology

This proposal aims at identifying, mapping and analysing brownfield sites found in the broader regions of Lisbon and Ipswich.

The analysis will consider the tangible and intangible heritage found on these sites, and take it into consideration in the design proposal.

The design proposals will deal with architectural and urban interventions on various scales leading to the construction of 1:1 architectural artefacts.


Problematic and project development

Contribute of a cross dialogue between different modus operandis of design cultures


Evaluation and diffusion data

Evaluation based in grades scales. Projects will be published in both Suffolk University and ULHT magazines


Coordinatior

Prof. Filipe Coutinho Quaresma PhD and Prof. Stamatis Zografos PhD


Team (at LEAU)

To be defined


Team (external to LEAU)

To be defined


Partners

To be defined


Funding (entities)

To be defined


Results (achieved or expected)

Projects will be published in both Suffolk University and ULHT magazines


Project Beginning (expected date)

May 2018


Project Conclusion (expected date)

June 2018

Water Front Challenges

Project Title

Water Front Challenges


Research Line

Planning, Territory and Society


Resume
State of the Art and objectives

Objectives

Quality of Urban design and sustainable development in the interconnection of the boundary territory and its connection with the maritime elements.

Conservation and rehabilitation of existing patrimony in these areas. Architecture in waterfront corresponds to the urban design theme, public spaces, building typology, layout and, in particular, structure and general urban form.

As orientation, this study has two simultaneous and complementary aspects: to organize concepts related to the continuous transformation and consolidation of the urban fabric along water lines.

To study the relation of the evolution of the city from the historical and geographic point of view in this transition between water and the earth.

We intend to bring together instruments that make possible the construction of a theoretical support related to architecture and urban design projects in the reconfiguration of the boundary and its cross-linking to the urban environment.


Methodology

How?

Orientation of theses of Integrated Masters and PhD with thematic related to the research project. National and international workshops. Development of research projects.


Problematic and project development

What is happening?

The margins that determine the limits of urban spaces of large urban centers or small urban centers or intermediate spaces of connection present today a treatment little elaborated with a weak interconnection to the existing urban zone as well as to the maritime elements.

Climate change is another factor that is determining many of the changes in waterfront territories, their existence and their future.

The artificial territory that separates the two areas is in disarray which presents great challenges.


Evaluation and diffusion data

It is expected that the activity developed through these initiatives will generate and frame a systematic scientific project so as to be able to involve more teachers and students. The participation in the workshops publications and investigations as well as national and international competitions relate the team in multidisciplinary knowledge of fields.


Coordinator

Pedro Ressano Garcia


Team (at LEAU)

  • Pedro Ressano Garcia
  • Cláudia Oliveira
  • Fernando Cruz
  • Maria Rita
  • António Santa Rita
  • Flávio Lopes
  • Mohammed Boubezari
  • Filipa Antunes
  • Hugo Nazareth

Team (external to LEAU)

  • Irene Curulli
  • Lucyna Nika

Partners

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Holand
Politechnika Gdanska
Poland
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny W Szczecinie | Zut
Poland
HafenCity University Hamburg
Germany
University of California at Berkeley
USA
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Faculty of Engineering-School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Faculty of Engineering-School of Architecture
Greece
Architectural Association, Graduate School
England
Politecnico di Milano, Facoltà di Architettua e Società DIAP – Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione
Italy
Gazi University, Ankara
Turkey
Department of Architecture, TOBB-University, Ankara
Turkey
UL Fakulteta za arhitekturo, Ljubljana
Slovenia
Department of Architecture, Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck
Austria

Funding (entities)

Horizonte 2020


Results (achieved or expected)

  1. Architecture and Climate Change, Strategies in Waterfront Urban Areas a realização e publicação (em preparação) da summer school (Junho 2017) desenvolvido em parceria com Universidades estrangeiras e com o patrocínio da Câmara Municipal de Oeiras.
    Preparação da publicação dos resultados em parceria com as instituições participantes, em curso.
  2. Tagus Mouth join studio DAU + UNSW, (novembro 2017)
    em parceria University New South Wales, Sidney com participação das Câmaras Municipais de Oeiras e Almada.
    Publicação dos resultados em parceria com UNSW, em curso.
  3. Conferência — Debate Frente Ribeirinha de Lisboa, Visão a Trinta Anos: Alterações Climáticas e Horizonte Estratégico @ MAAT, 19 Junho 2017, protocolo assinado DAU + MAAT
  4. Lançamento do livro Waterfront Migrations – Cascais de natureza científica apresenta os resultados da sexta edição do workshop internacional EWWUD – European Workshop in Waterfront and Urban Design, um evento organizado pelo DAU-ULHT patrocinado pela Câmara Municipal de Cascais. ISBN 978-989-757-056-8
  5. Conferência — 54th ISOCARP International Congress: Cool Planning: Changing Climate and Our Urban Future, Bodø, Noruega, 1-5 October 2018

Comunicação na Conferência (ID: 136) dentro da área Track 2. SPOTLIGHT CITIES: Planning for Coastal Cities, Remote Towns, and High North Cities.

Apresentação do artigo : “S.O.S. – sustainable open solutions to climate waterfront” (com ISBN number publication in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index, or published in a special issue of Cities Journal (Elsevier) or published in a special issue of the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IGI-Global))


Project Beginning (expected date)

sosclimatewaterfront


Project Conclusion (expected date)

2020

Sensitive Image

Project Title

Sensitive Image


Research Line

  • Planning, Territory and Society
  • Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction

Resume

The architectural and urban project appeals to more realistic images, which evoke atmospheres and staging of realistic situations for a purpose of communication, beautification and promotion of a concept during a competition.

These images not only freeze the project from the start but do they ensure what they advertise? They often represent scenes of life and environmental conditions of a complex but supposed reality, using the modelling, simulation, photomontage etc. and the end, reality does never evaluate the initial idea.

This research project aims to identify what is representable in an atmosphere and what is not during a project. What is subject to a standard of representation in the image of the project? And what remains of the free expression of architects?


State of the Art and objectives

The objective is to identify the regulatory aspects of the representation of the project (3D, photographs, films) in a competition, for the development of a set of specifications, criteria of evaluation, ensuring a space of freedom and creativity. In other words, the goal is to understand how the atmospheres are taken into account upstream in the process of conception, negotiation and manufacturing of urban spaces.


Methodology

The method will be based on the case study of urban and architectural projects already carried out by analysing the images and speeches during the design on the one hand, and the observable reality of that built and lived space on the other hand. In other words, the method compares the imagined space, the physical one and the lived spaces and of the same atmospheres of the project.


Problematic and project development

These questions revolve around the notion of atmosphere in the process of the urban project. The assumption is that the atmosphere is imagined, mentioned and represented, upstream during the first ideas of the project, it is not a simple meeting of the built space with practices that fill it.

By setting image of some situations, it becomes the matrix that allows architects to intuitively drive the project since the first idea until the final building, even if it is at the point when the building is given to the uses that the atmospheres become effectives and actual, thanks to the practices of users and to the permanent changing conditions of the environment. It is then necessary to compare this reality with the images that conceived it. It is in this perspective that the image is as important as the text that produces the work.

However, if the text is subject to certain standards that cannot be negotiated because of security, comfort or other standards, the image of the project benefits from a certain freedom of expression which, even if they want to be hyper-realistic, often exceed limits of the achievable.


Evaluation and diffusion data

The object of the investigation here is the designed, built and practiced space. The study of the image of space in these three states is the corpus of this research. The results of this somewhat exploratory research are:-The writing of an illustrated book for students and public and private actors in charge of the production of urban projects.

  • Definition of the standards of representation of the image of the project
  • Communication in journals and conferences
  • Organization of a conference or seminar on the atmosphere of the architectural and urban project and its image

Coordinator

Mohammed Boubezari


Team (at LEAU)


Team (external to LEAU)

  • Jean Martin Caldieron FAU School of Architecture Fort Lauderdale USA
  • École Supérieure d’Architecture, Grenoble France.
  • Thessalie University, Volos (Grèce)

Partneres


Funding (entities)


Results (achieved or expected)

Book, papers in journal and conferences


Project Beginning (expected date)

Project Conclusion (expected date)

Identity and Alterity in the Counter-Reformation Architecture in Portugal

Project Title

Identity and Alterity in the Counter-Reformation Architecture in Portugal


Research Line

Theory, History and Heritage of Architecture


Resume

This research project aims to clarify the relations between tradition and innovation in the theory and practice of architecture in Portugal in the Renaissance and Counter-Reformation (16th-17th centuries), in particular as regards its evolution from antecedent architectural forms to consequent ones.


State of the Art and objectives

This research project builds on the continuity of previous studies with the purpose of contributing to clarify the controversy that has arisen in the history of Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation in Portugal.

Indeed, Reynaldo dos Santos (1968/70) suggested that the Renaissance in Portugal is a foreign style: “It must be acknowledged that the architects never assimilated the true spirit of the Italian renaissance”, while Pais da Silva (1986) suggests a direct transition from Manuelino to Mannerism without a Renaissance transition. However, Moreira (1991) when studying this period, surveys approximately one hundred and fifty works in national territory that can be attributed to the Renaissance.

In this context, the essential contribution given by Kruger (2014 and 2015) was to show that it is possible to identify Renaissance in Portugal by use of computational models for the definition of generative formal systems in architecture in order to detect generative rules which were still based on Leon Battista Alberti’s De re aedificatoria.


Methodology

The question that now arises is to generalize the results obtained to the universe of religious architecture of the Counter-Reformation, both in Portugal and in the former overseas territories, especially what regards 16th-17th centuries, contrasting the relations of tradition and innovation, of identity and otherness, as well as of importing external models and adaptation to local practices.


Problematic and project development

For this, the collection of Christian temples in the territories of Portugal, Brazil and India (Goa and Kerala) in will be generated, through transformation of forms and also studied their evolutionary path, whether they deal with “Language Games” of architectural forms, or either with a “Language without Games” (Wittengstein, 1987).

In other words, how the religious heritage of classical roots has been transformed either by assimilating local characteristics or by transforming aspects of more universal dimension using a computer generated shape grammar.

Given the vastness of the repertoire to be analyzed, a selective sample of the buildings and buildings to be the subject of this study criteria for representativeness and feasibility for data collection, whether of graphic and imaginary nature, as well as written and built ones.

By widening the sample space with which we are going to work, we are certain, in a humanistic and modern basis, to continue consistently the studies of historiography of architecture in Portugal.


Evaluation and diffusion data

As final products, in addition to publications explaining the results, an itinerant exhibition, which will seek to show the theory and practice of Quattrocento and Cinquecento architecture in Portugal, particularly during the period of the Counter-Reformation, as well as an international Conference will also be held that focuses on the theme of this research project, that is about “Identity and Otherness in the Architecture of the Counter Reformation in Portugal”.

Evaluation follows from the results achieved in these matters: publications (6 papers with international referees + 1 book published by a University Press), an itinerant exhibition to take place at least in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and São Paulo and, finally one international conference to be held in Lisbon with the contribution of the editorial board of Albertiana.


Coordinator

Mário Krüger


Team (at LEAU)

Filipe Coutinho


Team (external to LEAU)

Bruno Figueiredo
University of Minho
José Pinto Duarte
University of Pensilvania

Partners


Funding (entities)

FCT and COFAC


Results (achieved or expected)

See Evaluation and Diffusion Data


Project Beginning (expected date)

January 2018


Project Conclusion (expected date)

December 2020

JBC

Project Title

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Research Line

  • Theory, History and Heritage of architecture
  • Planning, Territory and Society
  • Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction

Resume

The relations between Architecture and Literary Expressions, as cultural and artistic, are convoluted, and take parts on peculiarities that do not shrink themselves to the level of mere exercises of art translation nor lexical transduction, under which we were to find, on one hand vivid and celebratory descriptions of spaces, places, landscapes and monuments; and on the other, the typified use of geometrical metaphors and spatial catacresis, that only mean perhaps a sort of semantic usurpation (Certeau, 1997: 159).

Those relations need instead to be fathom according to conceptual approaches which should be theoretically and doctrin refined. Only one thought informed the onset in cultural scapes can sustain such a goal, in order to build critical devices to renew and enrich the discourse on those phenomena of culture.

Circumscribed to the universe of the Portuguese architectural production and the literary panorama of 20th Century’s second half, this research project, invested with a philological and hereditary nexus, intends to retrieve, via a documental collection, the gathering of testimonies, the reading and textual interpretation, and still the respective theoretical-philosophical context, the legacy of Manuel Rio-Carvalho (1928-1994), a remarkable scholar of art and architecture, but also as someone engaged in cultural critique and an admirable cultural thinker, within the field Inter-Art Studies.


State of the Art and objectives

Dentro da investigação a empreender, que versará sobre o panorama da Literatura Portuguesa num horizonte temporal mais recente, o da segunda metade do século XX — o que comportará um olhar mais próximo sobre temáticas e processos a certo título clássicos —, podem, de antemão, apontar-se estações obrigatórias, ou casos exemplares, como alguma da produção poética de Sophia (sobretudo, no Livro Sexto [1962] o poema em prosa ‘Caminho da Manhã’), de Jorge de Sena (no livro Metamorfoses [1963]; Cf.

Cunha, João Borges da, Lourenço, Jorge Fazenda [2011]), bem como no Herberto Hélder do “…Falemos de casas” em A Colher na Boca [1961]; e no lado da novelística, os casos de Carlos Oliveira (com o território da Gândara nos vários romances que culminam em Finisterra: Finisterra: paisagem e povoamento [1978], de Vergílio Ferreira (com a representação da arquitectura eborense no romance Aparição [1959]), e de Agustina Bessa-Luís (com a invocação do solarengo duriense, por exemplo, em Vale Abraão [1991]).


Methodology

  • Mapear e recentrar o debate sobre as relações entre Arquitectura e Literatura, enquanto expressões culturais e artísticas que se intersectam no contexto das diferentes tradições discursivas.— Recuperar, com espírito de restituição filológica e sentido documental, a obra e o pensamento de Manuel Rio-Carvalho (1928-1994), na qualidade de estudioso das artes e da arquitectura, e ainda de crítico cultural e pensador da cultura
  • Compor, sobre o autor em questão, um retrato de pensamento, ao jeito de uma biografia intelectual, destacando a dimensão de pioneiro em Portugal das abordagens inter-artes que se revelem alternativas, e corram em paralelo, ao figurino e aos protocolos das ciências históricas e da historiografia das artes
  • Aplicar e replicar, em sede de análise ensaística, e sobre obras e casos que se mostrem exemplares dentro da Arquitectura e da Literatura Portuguesas da segunda metade do século XX, o legado ‘doutrinário’ de Manuel Rio-Carvalho

Problematic and project development

  • Recolha documental e transcrição do material publicado, ou editado, em volumes, tomos, in-folios, catálogos, prospectos, panfletos, periódicos (imprensa escrita e outra), comunicações orais, outros registos, etc., eventualmente com acesso e consulta a espólio pessoal e familiar [formalização em aberto]
  • Compilação de testemunhos e depoimentos de terceiros que tenham contactado com o autor, com maior ou menor proximidade (formalização a definir)
  • Redacção de monografia com o carácter de ‘retrato de um pensamento/ modo de pensar’ – ao jeito de uma biografia intelectual –, em que se exponham as ideias, os métodos, as práticas, e ainda as afinidades ideológicas e doutrinais, as ortodoxias e as heterodoxias, as filiações teóricas e estéticas, o universo artístico do autor [volume escrito, 300-400 mil caracteres]
  • Produção de ensaios críticos, de contextualização teórica e cultural de outras obras e outros autores na produção da Arquitectura e da Literatura Portuguesas da segunda metade do século XX, recorrendo ao legado teórico, literário e doutrinal de Manuel Rio-Carvalho [3-4 artigos científicos]

Evaluation and diffusion data


Coordinator

João Borges da Cunha


Team (at LEAU)


Team (external to LEAU)


Partners


Funding (entities)

FCT


Results (achieved or expected)

Publications


Project Beginning (expected date)

Set 2018


Project Conclusion (expected date)

Set 2020

INTEGRATIVE CONSTRUCT Project. _iCOnT

Project Title

INTEGRATIVE CONSTRUCT Project. _iCOnT


Research Line

Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction


Resume

This project aims to study Intelligent Building-as-model Construct scenarios and applications.


State of the Art and objectives

This project has the goal to investigate the expected function of the architect as a reflexive practitioner and simultaneously as a builder in the real scale of its concepts.


Methodology

One of the tasks of this project is to debate the definition of Alberti`s function of modern architect activity, that, by the time of De Re Aedificatoria changed from a construction manager of the works to a thinker and expert of the Lineamenti as a method to achieve Concinnitas.

The methodology to develop this research will be one set by the use of new technologies that support AEC activities in order to allow strengthen the gap between the architectonic conceptual act and the building action.


Problematic and project development

Is this new era of access to building materials and construction information allowing the architects to be self-builders of their concepts? In what extension is this possible? This project will do a research on the history of the architect as builder and as well will be focused in built real artifacts as real building components with use of different technics both analogic and physical.


Evaluation and diffusion data

Exposing in a public museum different models and physical artifacts produced. Results will be shared with the community by paper presented in conference and published in journals (preferentially open access editions).


Coordinator/h3>

Filipe Coutinho Quaresma


Team (at LEAU)

Mario Kruger


Team (external to LEAU)

José Duarte (Penn State)


Partners

  • Robosavvy
  • Microsoft
  • Pronum
  • GRAPHISOFT
  • Mármores Pardal
  • ETMA

Fundng (entities)

LEAU/FCT


Results (achieved or expected)

Paper in journal and conference. Outcome exhibition in a public museum


Project Beginning (expected date)


Project Conclusion (expected date)

Function change

Project Title

Function change


Research Line

Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction


Resume

This project aims to study the impacts in living ambiences provoked by physical changes of the simulated build environment.


State of the Art and objectives

Built a model that might react both physically and digitally, computing different data (numeric and fiscal artifacts) simulating a specific reality gaining and enhancing living ambience qualities.


Methodology

Function change research project aims to study a set of cases of design (D) and physical models (PM) implementations, evaluating the immediate impact (in real time) of changing`s in D occurred in the PM, and the changing`s in PM in the D. The final goal is to propose a relational system, as (ТD→PM) and (ТPM→D), optimization model.

The changing of functions is such as: a living room that transforms itself in a living room and a bad room; an urban square that change to a playground; a building facade that reacts to the changes occurred at its nearby urban square.


Problematic and project development

Technologies in use are related with generative design (GD), digital fabrication (DF), physical computation (PC), and statistical methodologies to data analysis. GD will use rule base design processes as shape grammar, PM will be produced with different rapid prototyping tools provided at the LPR/FAUL, and PC will use actuators and capacitors controlled by Arduino.

The analysis will be done with linear regression and data mining methods.

It’s the goal of this project to develop a generative system that will allowed a model to be changed both physically and digitally to gain feedback on both realms with reversed model technics, in order to achieve an algorithm that might enunciate a specific reality. This “reality” will be than changed proposing the best ambiences possible.


Evaluation and diffusion data

Testing the model by different user’s through a statistical evaluation method. Results will be shared with the community by paper presented in conference and published in journals (preferentially open access editions)


Coordinator

Filipe Coutinho Quaresma


Team (at LEAU)

  • Mohammed Boubezari
  • Luís Cabral
  • António Velez

Team (external to LEAU)

José Duarte
José Beirão
FAUL
Gonçalo C Henriques
UFRJ
Pedro Arrobas
FAUL
Katia Zolotovsky
MIT
Woong Ki
MIT

Partners

  • Robosavvy
  • Microsoft
  • Pronum
  • Camara Municipal de Odivelas

Funding (entities)

LEAU/FCT


Results (achieved or expected)

Paper in journal and conference. Parametric program


Project Beginning (expected date)


Project Conclusion (expected date)

Protagonists of modern architecture in Portugal

Project Title

  • Protagonists of modern architecture in Portugal
  • Theory, History and Heritage of architecture


Research Line

  • Planning, Territory and Society
  • Instruments of Aid to Design and Construction

Resume
State of the Art and objectives

By raising, mapping and communicating some of the protagonist works considered paradigmatic, through PhD thesis and research readings as for example about Group ODAM de Rosa from Edite (2006), Ruy Athoughia, from Correia, Graça(2006) ,Grupo Austral from Fuzs Gonçalo (2012) or lectures as Una cartografía razonada from Guirao, Cristina Gastón (2016), among others.

The objective is to research answers to the problematic of the modern Portuguese identity.


Methodology

Survey of paradigmatic cases, followed by research and communication activities such as conferences, exhibitions and publication.


Problematic and project development

The development is supported on the enunciation of concepts, spaces, forms, materializations, methods and languages on the discourses of modern architecture in Portugal.

The Problematic stands on the determination of possible identification of a specific modern architectural culture in Portugal formed through a critical judgment relationship between the collective theory of modern Portuguese and the singular practices realized by paradigmatic protagonists.


Evaluation and diffusion data

To research modern architecture in Portugal. The activities also pretend to assist researchers studies, PhD Students, and public in general on modern architecture in Portugal. Also to diffuse Portuguese modern architecture abroad.


Coordinator

Edite Rosa, ULP


Team (at LEAU)

Graça Correia ULP, Lígia Nunes, ULP


Team (external to LEAU)

Cristina Gastón
ETSAB-UPC, Barcelona
Oscar Fuertes Dopico
ETSAC-UC Corunha, Galiza
Gonzalo Fuzs
ETSAB-UPC Córdoba, Argentina
Joaquim Almeida
Darq-FCTUC
Alex Dill
KIT-Karlsruhe Alemanha
Pablo Gallego Picard
ETSAM-UPM
Gonzalo Benavides
Peru

Partners


Funding (entities)


Results (achieved or expected)


Project Beginning (expected date)

2018


Project Conclusion (expected date)

2020

The Colonial Architecture in Cabo Verde Islands

Project Title

The Colonial Architecture in Cabo Verde Islands


Research Line

Theory, History and Heritage of Architecture


Resume
State of the Art and objectives

This research has the objective of the study of the architecture or architectures in this country not being limited to a strictly architectonic approach.

This is the similar work sequence already published by the Lusofona Editions in 2012 under the title “The Architecture of the Colonial Era of S. Tomé and Príncipe” in which local architecture is treated under the historical and sociological context of colonization, understood as a process complex that throughout history presented different concepts and identities.


Methodology

It will also analyze the evolution of the local vernacular architecture, entirely focused on the uses and customs of the first inhabitants and constrained to the local building materials and also, what current Cape Verdean architecture supports or may contain from the Portuguese roots.

The research will also analyze the permanent dialogue with other architectures of great Portuguese influence, which colonization and slavery have boosted, such as those of Brazil, Goa, Sao Tome and Principe Islands, Guinean Rivers region as well as Senegal and from other countries, which will also be in our objectives in sequential publications.


Problematic and project development

It will be understood, we judge, from the previous experience already mentioned, the use of the different building materials imported or not, and the solutions and concepts also put into practice during about 500 years in the architecture carried out in the archipelago, with fundamental implications in Afro-Luso-Brazilian Architecture in which study and debate we would like to include some results of this investigation. It is hoped that the result may open the way for further investigations, both by the natives here and there.

This region of Africa was a fundamental piece in the colonization of the American countries and recorded the various passages not only one-way to the new continent, but also of return, of trip, stage of craftsmen for learning of crafts, mainly in the region of S. Salvador da Bahia, with the various experiences that the slaves-settlers experienced, including their own ways of seeing, living and thinking, dialogue through the time and expressed in what they received and what they gave and what the architecture will reflect .


Evaluation and diffusion data
Coordinator

Team (at LEAU)


Team (external to LEAU)


Partners


Funding (entities)


Results (achieved or expected)

Edition of one Pedagogic Book


Project Beginning (expected date)

March 2018


Project Conclusion (expected date)

Final December 2018