Activities Plan

The CITAD Activities Plan (AP) for 2018-22 will be developed under its thematic structure, 4 Research Groups (RG), its Research Lines (RL) and its Strategy, Architecture for Development, which include the following themes:

  • Urban Regeneration
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Housing and Heritage
  • Design

The CITAD is composed of 4 Research Groups (RG). Each GI contains Research Lines (RL) according to their themes, in which Research Projects (PI) are integrated. The Activity Plan essentially refers to the following Research Projects (RP) :  

Ccoordinated by Clara Germana Conçalves, will produce a thematic structured synthesis under a dictionary book form that focus the various relationships architecture stablishes with different disciplines. Currently the two RPs, ArT and DArq, are maintaining contacts in order to establish collaborations with researchers from Universidad de Sevilla and Sapienza Università di Roma. The strengthening of the collaboration with the Athens Institute of Education and Research, ATINER, is being established since both RPs' coordinators are members of this Greek institution.  
Coordinated by Maria João Soares, seeks to contribute to a new architectural paradigm through a theoretical motto, Meta-Baroque. The results of this RP will be associated with the RP DArq and should be published on a book on Meta-Baroque studies. 
Coordinated by Fernando Hipólito, regards modern architecture heritage and dwelling. This RP, involving master's degree students, seeks to contribute with the publishing of books/catalogues regarding a certain number of houses studied during each year, from 2018 to 2022, accompanied by exhibitions to be presented in the Councils of Cascais and Oeiras. 
Coordinated by Ricardo Zúquete. BATIR - In the writing of Heidegger the construction appears aware of its livability and so to be part of the habitat. This reflection and philosophical framework. Writings and essays of ongoing investigations; HABITER - The subject of this research unit is to analyze built spaces as referential spaces and livable places, understanding the figurative, or configurable reality. Writing and essays of ongoing, PENSER - The composition of the architectural object and its epistemology as cultural process in is daily and common use. Architecture understood as cultural livable space through the multiplicities of tem cultural system. Writing and essays of ongoing. 
Coordinated by Fátima Silva. Intends to contribute to the implementation of strategies for the requalification of disqualified Landscapes, in partnership with local institutions and local communities. The ongoing case-study is applied into two villages of Castelo Branco Council. 
Coordinated by Reaes Pinto and Bruno Dias, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Regenesis (companie that develop the concept), Colorado University. The concept of Regenerative Development (DR) states that the objectives of sustainability of reducing impacts and increasing efficiency are important but short in the face of the exponential increase of the ecological footprint and the world population. DR considers that each organization and each place are unique complex living system with unique potential and capacities. The objective of this research is to develop a process of regenerative development that creates a culture of innovation in municipalities. 
Coordinated by Reaes Pinto. In this research, we intend to study blocks (without or with few mortars) derived from raw soil, but incorporating other low carbon materials, such as cork, straw, rice husk, hemp, and these blocks used in self-construction. The results of this research will be associated with the RP "Evolutive Pre-Fabricated Modular Housing". 
Coordinated by Artur Feio. One of the major consequences of disasters is the destruction of housing and the inherent number of displaced population, and it is necessary to guarantee sufficient temporary housing in the shortest possible time. Temporary shelter is crucial to this whole population resettlement process, as it ensures minimum living conditions. The main objective of this work is to develop constructive solutions for temporary shelters using reversible constructive systems for this purpose. 
Coordinated by Davide Malheiro. The rural Romanesque in the Douro basin: the contemporary reality. It proposes to study the architectural objects of Romanesque origin, the clarification of its Genesis, its affiliation and origins, in order to clarify the Romanesque architecture of the north of Portugal, particularly in the Douro basin and its insertion in the Portuguese architecture of the Middle Ages and the Mediterranean. 
Coordinated by Andreia Galvão. This project will address the important charitable and philanthropic heritage produced in Portugal, from the beginning of the Misericórdias, unique institutions of the world, from the sixteenth century to the present day. 
Coordinated by Paulo Maldonado. 1. Maldonado, P. et al. 2016. Inspaedia [internet]. Available in: inspaedia It is the first web platform that relates, in an inspiring and productive way to the research and development processes (also in Design), relevant contents of the following thematic areas: Design; Innovation; Art; Photography; Movie theater; Performative Arts; Video Art; Architecture; Painting; Sculpture; Conferences; Exhibitions; Multimedia; Materials; Music; Attraction type Neighborhoods; Libraries; Universities; Teaching; Research Centers; Investigation; Average; Sustainability; Inclusive Design; Color; Digital Media; Digital Games; Tendencies; Fashion; Branding; Entrepreneurship; Augmented Reality; Digital Technologies