Class Foundation of Landscape Architecture

  • Presentation


    The UC is governed by contents related to the architect's activity in the field of landscape architecture, relating and reflecting on its various domains: from historical and theoretical to projectual and operational; from the artistic and phenomenological to the technical and constructive.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    - The concept of landscape and its disciplinary transversality.
    - Notions of natural landscape, humanized landscape, rural landscape and urban landscape: Significant events in the field of landscape.
    - Case studies and visits: Ex. Gardens and Gulbenkian building.
    - Architecture, art and landscape: interdisciplinary relationships.
    - Walking as an aesthetic practice.
    - The notion of expanded field: Landscape, Land art and Installation.
    - Landscaping in the West and the East, past and present.
    - Relationships between landscaping, architecture, urban and territorial planning.
    - Identification and characterization of different types of landscape at different scales in Portugal.
    - Most common tree species in Portugal.
    - The teaching and practice of landscape architecture in Portugal. Examples.
    - Design methodologies applied to landscape configuration of different scales and typologies.
    - Application of sensitive and phenomenological analysis methodology in landscape architecture proposal.

  • Objectives


    Develop the ability to relate architecture to the 'construction of the landscape' aiming at collaborative and interdisciplinary work in relation to other artistic expressions and technical disciplines.
    Consolidate a broad training, capable of strengthening a critical reading of the habitat and environment in which we live — from the built to the natural landscape and its innumerable interrelationships and typologies.
    The specific objective of the UC is to lead the student to create their own reflection on different issues and contexts, through a design methodology of analysis and critical reflection that results in specific proposals for demonstrating basic knowledge and design methodologies that problematize the construction of landscape and its ability to intervene in today's 'liquid society' reflecting on ecological values, relationships with nature, and the complex socio-political space of contemporary times.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The teaching methodology is based on the combination of theoretical-practical classes framing the syllabus with a view to acquiring theoretical and methodological knowledge within the scope of the landscape architecture project.

    Presentation of theoretical research papers: group work.

    Study visits and viewing of documentaries.

    Practical classes for carrying out exercises with tutorial guidance aimed at acquiring technical and operational knowledge that allow a critical analysis applied to concrete examples or the development of landscape projects: individual work.

  • References


    - DOMINGUES, Álvaro, A paisagem revisitada , Finisterra, XXXVI (72), [artigo] pp. 55-56, url:  

    - CABRAL, Francisco Caldeira, Fundamentos da Arquitectura Paisagista , Instituto de Conservação da Natureza, 1993. 

    - CABRAL, Francisco Caldeira, "O Continuum Naturale e a Conservação da Natureza", in ¿Conservação da Natureza¿,Serviços de estudos do Ambiente, Lisboa, 1980. 

    - Council of Europe, European Landscape Convention , url: 

    - FADIGAS, Leonel de S. (2011). Fundamentos ambientais do ordenamento do território e da paisagem . Lisboa: Sílabo; cota: GF/214-BC 

    - MAGALHÃES, Manuela Raposo, A Arquitectura paisagista. Morfologia e Complexidade, Editorial estampa, 2001. 

    - MAGALHÃES, Manuela Raposo, Paisagem perspectiva da Arquitectura Paisagista [artigo] url:


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