Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Architecture and Arts :: Architecture ( Integrated Master)

Versao Portuguesa


2º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester
ECTS: 5,5


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutora Patrícia Diogo
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutora Patrícia Diogo

Class type and School hours

Teórico-prática : 6 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

This Course seeks the student to optimize and improve its graphic expression, taking the opportunity to explore the techniques of representation with which it identifies more. It is also intended to provide the student a method of representation through which distinguish the different values that articulate both the design process and the relationship of the forms and the city itself.

Specific Aims/Objectives

It is intended to provide the mechanisms for conceptual and graphics capabilities for design, carry out the analysis of works of great contemporary artists, studying their charts, competitions and the best way to present them.
Develop the ability to analyze and represent, to know and understand the models, reflect on the key aspects of its configuration, indicating what the criteria are to be elected in their representation .

Skills to be acquired

Provide the student with a representation method, in order to distinguish the values that articulate the process, considering the elements that constitute their reality.
Analyze the design in its possibilities, in the design or design of the natural. Start the student in forming proper habits to improve imagination and architectural creativity.

Teaching Procedures

The teaching methodology is based on two major groups: the research and design . Through research, balized and contextualized in lectures, leads the student to the understanding of the method of professionals recognized worldwide for his work and contribution to the scientific area in question. The drawing introduces the student in the field of observation, thought, production and representation.


The program is based on two types of exercises: the first one, where the student will exercise urban analysis, anchored on the field of the course of Architecture II. The various exercises will form the basis to the practice the different graphic techniques in the treatment of expressive forms with feature to the line, to stain, to color, to relations clear/dark, to textures, sketches, rigorous design, rigorous perspective and drawing by hand raised. On the other, the student contact with graphical analysis exercises relevant architects works of all time (which is distinguished by a particular way of thinking and represent the architecture), in order to interpret some concepts such as geometric volumes, masses, textures, color, relationship light/dark, architecture and geometry, organic forms, architecture and nature.
All these concepts are explained, especially in lectures, in accordance with the exercises, so that conclusively the Course offers students the awareness of architecture and the importance of representation, as intelectualizante material from different ways of thinking and projecting .

Evaluation Type

Assessment is continuous and is governed by the work done during term time for the Course . Monitoring, development and fulfillment of the various stages of evaluation of the exercises and the application of theoretical knowledge thereof, are coupled with the delivery of elements in the assessment.

Teaching Resources

- Computers with Internet access ;
- Specialized bibliography and available in media center and library UL ;
- Indication of fundamental texts for learning elements for the development of research and other relevant information deemed;
- Multimedia material ( documentaries , images, etc.);
- Travel of study;
- Viewing movies.



Main Bibliography

Author HUTCHISON, Edward
Title Drawing for Landscape Architecture
Edition 1ª ed.
Place United Kingdom
Editor Thames & Hudson
Year 2016
Author LUPTON, Ellen; PHILIPPS, Jennifer Cole
Title Diseno Gráfico - Nuevos Fundamentos
Edition 1ªed.
Place Barcelona
Editor Gustavo Gili
Year 2016
Author CHING, Francis D. K.; JUROSZEK, Steven P.
Title Dibujo y proyecto
Edition 2ª ed.
Place Barcelona
Editor Gustavo Gili
Year 2016

Complementary Bibliography

Author CHAFES, Rui
Title Sob a Pele
Edition 1ª ed.
Place Maia
Editor Documenta
Year 2015
Author ITO, Ren
Title Álvaro Siza Design Process
Edition 1ª ed
Place Lisboa
Editor IST - Instituto Superior Técnico
Year 2014