Curricular Unit:Code:
Seminar I145SEM1
4MasterArchitecture and Urbanism6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
It is intended that the student becomes aware of the multiplicity of possible approaches and acquires the ability to define in each circumstance the theme and method of most acute approach. The ability to search for and develop an investigation will be evaluated, selecting the theme, defining the method, organizing and managing its schedule, choosing and developing the most convenient means of presentation for the results obtained and scientific rigor.
1. The transformations of the territory - city to urban.
2. Urban Morphology in different territorial contexts
3. City and Architecture
4. The times of the city.
5. (s ) Town (s ) in the City
6. The plan shape in the form of the City
7. Territorial morphologies
8. The transformation of urban space: structure and fragments.
9. Prominence of the Void : urbanity Territory
10. Rehabilitation and Sustainability of the built heritage
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The seminar aims to explore different perspectives to Architectural Space. The intention is to increase the students ability to question architectural spaces, appealing to their knowledges and skills gained during the previous academic experience. It will be presented and discussed a broad set of issues and questions on Architectural and Urban Space: The transformations of the territory - city to urban; Urban Morphology in different territorial contexts; City and Architecture; The times of the city; Town (s ) in the City; The plan shape in the form of the City; Territorial morphologies; The transformation of urban space: structure and fragments; Prominence of the Void : urbanity Territory; Rehabilitation and Sustainability of the built heritage.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The methodology of this UC is closely related to the programmatic chapters: it is based on the reading and intra-class discussion of a set of themes previously made available to the student; Is organized in more formal expository / descriptive classes; It is structured around a theoretical work and its individualized tutorial accompaniment in the classroom. The assessment method is divided in two componentes: the continuous assessment of knowledge and the theoretical component. The theoretical component is fundamentally based on the response to individual written assessment work. The theoretical component is based on the accomplishment of a work of an essentially theoretical / practical nature, whose development and foundation presuppose specific research and theoretical support. The grade obtained results from the classification attributed to these various evaluation moments that will be accounted for in different percentages.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Seminar I aims at analyzing ways of observing architectural space. It is intended to exercise the ability of students to question the object and architectural spaces, appealing to the knowledge and skills acquired in previous academic experience. For this will be presented a vast set of themes and issues that over time have accompanied the reflection and search for knowledge of the architectural and urban space. At the same time, students will be asked to choose one topic more relevant in the structuring of the theoretical works they will develop.
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[2] Portas, Nuno; Domingues, Álvaro; Cabral, João (2004) Políticas Urbanas: Tendências, Estratégias e Oportunidades. Lisboa: FCG
[3]   Morales, Ignasi de Solà (2002). Territórios. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili
[4] Ascher, F. (2010). Novos princípios do urbanismo seguido de novos compromissos urbanos: um léxico. Lisboa. Livros Horizonte.
[5] Ascher, F. (1996). Metapolis: acerca do futuro da cidade. Oeiras. Celta.
[6] Portas, Nuno (2007).  A Cidade como Arquitectura. Lisboa: Horizonte
[7] Portas, Nuno (2005). Os tempos das formas: a cidade feita e refeita. Guimarães: DAAUM
[8] Martín Ramos, Angel (2004). Lo Urbano, en 20 autores contemporâneos. Barcelona: UPC, ETSAB.