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Agarez, R. (author), Mota, N. (author)
For most architects, architecture is not only art, craft, passion and engagement; it is their ‘bread-and-butter’, too, and has been so since long. Architecture, consciously or unconsciously, is also the ‘bread-and-butter’ of communities across the world: successfully or unsuccessfully it is part of the daily lives of ordinary women and men. Yet...
journal article 2015
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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)
Through almost half-century, the politics of social housing championed by the totalitarian regime that ruled Portugal from 1928 until 1974 was designed to mitigate conflicts. With the revolutionary coup of April 25th 1974, this state of affairs would change swiftly but not lastingly. In the two eventful years of Portugal’s transition to a...
conference paper 2015
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
One decade ago in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, more than 80% of its four million inhabitants lived in the so-called kebele houses, which are the local variant of a well-known urban figure, the slum. In order to cope with the housing backlog sparked by the need to replace the dilapidated kebele houses, to accommodate the city’s...
conference paper 2015
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Mota, N.J.A. (author), Moniz, G.C. (author), Krüger, M.J.T. (author)
book chapter 2014
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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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Agarez, R. (author), Mota, N.J.A. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
lecture notes 2014
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
journal article 2014
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
Citizens’ participation in the design process has been discussed since the aftermath of World War II as an instrument to promote a more humanist approach to habitat. However, it has been also accused of fostering populist outcomes where the designer is merely the hand of the people, challenging the traditional limits of architecture’s...
conference paper 2013
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
During the year of 1976 there was an unprecedented interest of the international architectural media in Portuguese architecture, which up until that year, had been seldom published abroad. The reason for this sudden interest of the architectural milieu in Portugal was the works produced under the aegis of the so-called SAAL process, an ephemeral...
lecture notes 2013
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
journal article 2013
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Agarez, R. (author), Mota, N.J.A. (author)
journal article 2012
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Mota, N. (author)
journal article 2011
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