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

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PROJECTO II - 2018/2019

4º curricular year
Semestralidade: annual
ECTS: 30


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Fernando Mariz
Assistant Professor: Arqtª Ana Cristina Guedes

Class type and School hours

Teórica : 2 Horas
Teórico-prática : 10 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

In a synthesis year related to the knowledge obtained during the three first course years, subject contents look for, beforehand, solidified previous topics that will be passed on from the urban scale to the architectonical object finishing with a detailed survey. The future architect has to be conscientious of these codes, as part of a process where the intellectual strictness and the need of considering all the different subjects which get involved in the Project, are absolutely essential.

Specific Aims/Objectives

The values of theoretical and practical training implemented emphasize attitudes, so that the student go through the various stages and scales on which the architect works. Spoke highly conceptual ranging from the Planning to the detail of architectural objects. Relying on a methodical set of knowledge, objectives point to a consolidation of knowledge in a consistent way between "thinking", "justify" the "project" and "knowledge building".

Skills to be acquired

Through more complex programs within the context of the Urban Studies Building and the student must make an evolutionary, where rigorous, critical reflection and spontaneous way of developing conceptual ideas founded on the intellectual position than is actually being Architect . Only in this way acquires a mature thinker, being able to meditate, forward and legitimize their ideas through the terminology right, with clarity and certainty, either orally or in writing.

Teaching Procedures

1. Theoretical lessons as a support of the practical exercises and also for the presentation and de-codification of the programmatic matters.
2. Practical lessons to accompany the students in the work done around the practical exercises.



1.1. The development of the projectual attitude
1.1.1. The Ideas Formants, the development of an idea and the Representation Final Strict
1.1.2. The intentions, the architectural vocabulary and materialization of the ideas in the proposal


2.1. The methods of collecting information for the study of urban space

2.2. The instruments of Order of the Territory

2.3. The City. Analysis and understanding of urban phenomenon
2.3.1. The evolution of the city throughout history
2.3.2. The urban design in the past and the theoretical models of intervention in urban areas of this:
- An understanding of realities already consolidated
- The transformation of the city supported in earlier forms
- The theoretical models and new urban designs
- Development, configuration and morphology of the modern city
2.3.3. Critical conscience and systematic inquiry on the approach method for a correct definition of the urban tissue
2.3.4. The Architectonical Contemporary Languages and the theoretical values there involved

2.4. Morphological Elements of the Urban Space

2.4.1. Connections between the Urban Spaces, the Urban Voids and Structures Built
2.4.2. Public and private buildings and their connections with organization and identification of places within the city; the situation of buildings frames our “map” for orientation within the city

2.5. The indices Regulatory existing as Urban Planning parameters, established in order to rationalize the occupation and use of soil.

3. THE BUILDING (Equipment)

3.1. The values of Place and Permanent Values which the Architecture knows.
3.1.1. The balance between tradition and the actuality

3.2. The Man as a measure / reference and how to be part of a cultural society
3.2.1. The timeless way of building. The speeches of recognized architectonical values
3.2.2. The harmony through geometry. The laws in geometric architecture

3.3. The quality of formal and functional building
3.3.1. The development of organisational that they meet the required for each programme, giving priority:
- The Concept, in the forming idea
- The Functional Research
- The Dominant Influences
- The Formal Organization
- The Hierarchical Organization of the various parties in Programs of Complex Usage
- Relations of the Interior and Exterior
- The Light in Architecture

3.4. The Transition Space
3.4.1. Private Spaces
3.4.2. Public spaces, as places of collective experience


4.1. Schemes of development and orientation for the communication to the work definition of quotas, Map of Span, Map of Completion, List of Incumbencies, Map of Measures and Budget.

4.2. The Architecture as a technological phenomenon has to answer the questions of productivity, construction and management.

Evaluation Type

In the subject of “Project II”, the approach will be essentially done through the development of practical exercises. A Continuous Evaluation will be of major importance as well as the Evaluation parameters needed for the development of each practical exercise, to be known:
Design and interpretation place
Historical survey and diagnostic of pre-existences
Architectural Culture
Meet the objectives of the exercise
Fundamentals of the proposed
Shown creativity
Quality of presentation

Teaching Resources

In a poetic conceptual universe where the student sublime values in the construction of forms and spaces, simulation, project-through exercise, always using the lexicons themselves that shape the architecture must provide findings supported, being all the more enhanced the more experimentation and theoretical support are serious, coherent and nonconformists.



Main Bibliography

Author LAMAS, José M. Ressano G.
Title Morfologia Urbana e Desenho da Cidade
Edition 1ª Edição
Place Lisboa
Editor Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Year 1993
Author FRAMPTON, Kenneth
Title Studies in Tectonic Culture
Edition 2ª Edição
Place Cambridge, Massachusetts
Editor MIT Press
Year 2001
Author BENEVOLO, Leonardo
Title Historia de la Arquitectura Moderna
Edition 8ª Edição
Place Barcelona
Year 2009

Complementary Bibliography

Author CHING, Francis D. K.
Title Forma, Espaço e Ordem
Edition 8ª Edição
Place Lisboa
Editor Martins Fontes
Year 2007
Author ALEXANDER, Christopher
Title El Modo Intemporal de Construir
Edition 1ª Edição
Place Barcelona
Editor GG
Year 1981