Built Heritage Characterisation

Master's degree in Urban Rehabilitation
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Jorge Morarji dos Remédios Dias Mascarenhas
- Inês Domingues Serrano

Not applicable.

An overview of the development of architectural styles and vernacular building techniques that will prepare students to protect cultural heritage and take informed decisions in their future professions.

2-History of cities and urban development
Layout and organization of cities
3-Classical architecture
(Context, typologies, architectural characterization,constructive characterization and nomenclature)
3.1-classical antiquity (Greece and Rome)
3.2-Byzantine architecture and Romance
3.3-Gothic Architecture
3.5 Classicism and Baroque (Sec.XVII-XVIII)
Enlightenment (Baixa)
3.6-Neoclassical and historicisms
3.7-Portugal: 1850-1910
3.8-The avant-garde movements and modernism
3.9-Portugal in the XX century
3.10 contemporary-architecture - between the "generic and the delirious"
4-Portuguese architecture vernacular
Urban residential buildings
rural buildings
5-traditional building techniques
6-Evolution of some urban systems
Water supply, bridges, roads, gardens, transport and sewage systems
7-History of some materials used in construction
8-Nomenclature of Architecture and construction

Evaluation Methodology
Assignment preparation and presentation of writing work
-Caracterization of Portuguese vernacular architecture (maximum 40 pages)
Continuous assessment
-Presentation of writing work of caracterization of Portuguese vernacular architecture

- Mansel, G. (1997). Anatomia da Arquitectura. Rio de Janeiro: Ao Livro Técnico
- Nuttgens, P. (2006). Architecture from the first civilizations to the present day. Londres: Mitchell Beazley
- AA, A. (1988). Arquitectura Popular Portuguesa. (Vol. I, II ,III). Lisboa: Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses
- Puig Grau, A. (1990). Síntese dos Estilos Arquitectónicos. Lisboa: Plátano

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by illustrations and data show with an emphasis on the construction processes associated with the socio-economical context.

Software used in class
Not applicable.