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

Versao Portuguesa


3º curricular year
Semestralidade: 2nd semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Henrique Fabião
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor Henrique Fabião

Class type and School hours

Teórica : 2 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

The prog. of Theory of Architecture, is held in different disciplinary approaches, but complementary, converging to the problem of architectural discipline and theirs distincts atmospheres strict sense. The overall goal of the course, are to consolidate the students in the universe of Theoretical Architecture, theirs methodologies and languages and subsequent forms of expression in a multi-and interdisciplinary perspective.

Specific Aims/Objectives

Capacity to work a concept / project idea and its graphic representation, discussion of the concept design as envisioned by the operational mechanism of research (comparing, benchmarking, validation). Capacity to build it structurally reflexions as part of an individual episteme methodology based in theory.

Skills to be acquired

Being able to imagine, write and perform the Architecture project. Being able to ´discuss´ theoretically and graphically and express, approaching more and more the prospect of reading theory of the Architecture universe (such as infrastructure and essential complement to the Architecture Project).

Teaching Procedures

Lectures and discussion, with production to individual written reflections and reviews of selected works.


1 - The Teory of Architecture
2 - Teleological and Epistemological Pespectives, issues about method
3 - Research Metodology in I Teory of Architecture
4 - Ebenezer Haward
5 - Tony Garnier
6 - Arturo Sartori
7 - Frank Lloyd Wight
8 - Le Corbusier
9 - Mies Van Der Rohe
10 - Philip Johnson
11 - Grupo Archigram
12 - Aldo Rossi
13 - Rem Koolhas

Evaluation Type

Construction of an individual analysis frame focus on the Architecture Project, where all doctrinal contents aims to be confronted, discussed and criticized. Construction of two tests, as provided in the Rules of Evaluation of the University.

Teaching Resources

University Library, Library and Library staff teaching the students.



Main Bibliography

Author AA.VV
Title Teoria da Arquitectura - Do Renascimento aos nosso
Edition 2ª Edição
Place Lisboa
Year 2006
Author KRUFT
Title Historia de la Teoria de la Arquitectura (vol.II):
Edition 3ª Edição
Place Madrid
Editor Alianza
Year 1990
Author GOMBRICH, Ernest
Title Norma y Forma; Estudios sobre el arte del Renacimi
Edition 3ª Edição
Place Madrid
Editor G. Gili
Year 1984

Complementary Bibliography

Author AA.VV.-Coord. Kate Nesbit
Title Uma Nova Agenda Para a Arquitectura
Edition 2ª Edição
Place São Paulo
Editor Cosacnaify
Year 2008