Class Elements of Architecture I

  • Presentation


    ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE I proposes to initiate the students in the perception of the phenomenon of the space and in the knowledge of the conceptual forms and methods of architecture.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Space - The understanding and composition of the architectural space goes through an interior process, supported by factors of a cultural and technical nature, whose knowledge it is intended to encourage, to develop the capacity to see, understand, imagine, rationalize and transmit.
    2. Materiality - The learning will have an official flavor, which implies attention capacity and analytical power presupposing an appeal to intelligence and emotion, being in this context that the observation, the drawing, the domain of the volumetry, the design and construction of architectural spaces acquire meaning.
  • Objectives


    The objective of the course is to provide the student, with practical exercises and theoretical parameters, the understanding of the factors inherent to the organization of the architectural space in its internal characterization and relation with the surrounding, natural or urban. It is understood that the understanding of the complexity of the architecture be based on its field of intervention, thematic, scale, functionality and constructive coherence. The analysis of significant spaces, built and not built, will exercise its reading and reinterpretation. The first exercises are objectified in the perception of urban environments and architectural forms beyond the careless observation of the day to day, requiring a reflection guided by the eyes and the hand. To familiarize the students with the language of architecture, stimulating their own capacities and ensuring a perception of the totality of the architectural phenomenon.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Lectures of theoretical and informative character to introduction of the exercises accompanied by audio-visual material.

    Analysis of specific texts and documents that promote interest in research and personal experimentation.

    Group discussion and discussion classes on the development and results of the exercises.

    Participation of other professors or professionals of architecture or other areas in order to enrich the debate on the themes and exercises developed.

    Study visits to exhibitions or places that are justified.

    Two exercises will be developed, gradually becoming more complex.




    Assessment continues in view of the participation, attendance, involvement and interest shown in all proposed activities and exercises.


    Assiduity and participation - 25%

    Exercise I - 30%

    Exercise II - 50%


  • References


    Campo Baeza, Alberto (2004). A ideia construída. Lisboa: Caleidoscópio
    Cota: AQ/273-BC 


    Campo Baeza, Alberto. (2011). Pensar com as mãos. Caleidoscópio. Lisboa

    Cota: (encomendado)


    Pallasmaa, Juhani. (2011). Os Olhos da Pele, A arquitectura e os sentidos. Porto Alegre: BOOKMAN, ARTMED editora.

    Cota: (encomendado)


  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

    Nome do docente  

    Horário de atendimento


    Filipa Oliveira Antunes

    no final de cada sessão


    Isabel Barbas

    no final de cada sessão



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