Project Title


Research Line

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


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.


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.


Filipe Coutinho Quaresma

Team (at LEAU)

Mario Kruger

Team (external to LEAU)

To be defined


Etma, Pronum, others

Funding (entities)


Results (achieved or expected)

Paper and public exhibition

Project Beginning (expected date)

Project Conclusion (expected date)