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Amorim Mota, N.J. (author)
In From House to Home: Social Control and Emancipation in Portuguese Public Housing, 1926–76, Nelson Mota considers public housing policies in Portugal under the dictatorship that ruled there from 1926 to 1974 and during the two years that followed the democratic revolution of April 1974. He reviews key legislative initiatives and projects to...
journal article 2019
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Amorim Mota, N.J. (author)
This article discusses the design decision-making and the post-occupancy processes of the Malagueira neighbourhood, a housing estate designed by Álvaro Siza in 1977 in the Portuguese city of Évora. In this article, I use an empirical approach supported by an ethnographic research to discuss the production of subjectivity in the Malagueira...
journal article 2018
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
Designing Self-help sounds like a contradiction in terms. Indeed, a great deal of the scholarly accounts on self-help housing excludes the agency of the designer, stressing instead the roles of the policy maker and the owner-builder. In the architecture discipline, from the late 1950s through the 1980s the notions of open form, group form and...
conference paper 2015
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
This dissertation examines architectural operations developed from the 1950s through the 1980s that challenged modernity’s “anxiety of contamination” and that have negotiated the boundaries between the realm of the individual and the social, the expert and the mass men, the local and the universal, modernity and the vernacular. The central...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Guilherme, P.M.H.S. (author)
Following previous research on competitions from Portuguese architects abroad we propose to show a risomatic string of politic, economic and sociologic events that show why competitions are so much appealing. We will follow Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura as the former opens the first doors to competitions and the latter follows...
conference paper 2014
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Boueri, J.J. (author)
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), dos Santos, C.P. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of the main initiatives implemented in Portugal aimed at improving the environmental performance of buildings. The study is focused on the building regulatory system. However, to describe its framework a wider context is analysed for the following reasons: a) strategies and plans on environment and energy...
conference paper 2011
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Vilhena, A. (author), Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Baptista Coelho, A. (author), Vasconcelos Paiva, J. (author)
The purpose of the paper is to describe the main functional elements with defects in illegal residential buildings. Three research questions are addressed: What are the main functional elements with defects in buildings and in dwellings? What are the main defects found? In which way these defects affect the use of buildings? The defects were...
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Vilhena, A. (author), Baptista Coelho, A. (author), Vasconcelos Paiva, J. (author), Cruz, C. (author)
The purpose of the paper is to describe the main spatial defects in illegal residential buildings. Three research questions are addressed: What are the main spatial defects of the dwellings? What are the main spatial defects in the relation between buildings? What is the impact of spatial defects to the minimum habitability conditions of...
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Boueri, J.J. (author)
This paper compares the space standards for social housing in Portugal and in São Paulo, and seeks explanations for differences in the socio-economic context of both territories. The Controlled Cost Housing (CCH) in Portugal and the housing built within the program My Home My Life (MHML) in São Paulo Municipality are studied. The number and type...
conference paper 2010
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
journal article 2010
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Vilhena, A. (author), Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author)
The purpose of the paper is to analyse the first three years of application of the Portuguese method to assess buildings condition. This method is a multi-criteria assessment methodology to determine the condition of the building and the presence of basic infrastructure in a fivepoint scale, based on a visual inspection. The method was developed...
conference paper 2010
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Boueri, J.G. (author)
This paper compares the space standards that apply to the construction of social housing in Portugal and in São Paulo, and seeks explanations for the identified differences in the socioeconomic contexts of the territories. The Controlled Cost Housing (CCH) from Portugal and the housing built within the program My Home My Life (MHML) in the São...
conference paper 2010
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the minimum necessary net internal area of dwellings that should be established by Portuguese building regulations. Design/methodology/approach – The following tasks are carried out: selecting the furniture and equipment necessary for each dwelling; determining the size of furniture and equipment...
journal article 2009
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Vasconcelos de Paiva, J. (author), Vilhena, A. (author)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss a method for assessing the condition of buildings. The method was developed in Portugal as part of a new Urban Tenancy Regime approved in 2006. Design/methodology/approach – The method was developed in six phases, namely: definition of objectives; analysis of existing instruments; formulation of...
journal article 2008
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De Bois, P.G. (author)
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