II International Summer Course in Urban Design, 24 Jun-5 Jul 2019, Lisbon

Free Course in Urban Design – Walk, Experience, Design

The goal of the Urban Design: Walk, Experience, Design summer course – 2018/19 Edition – is to deepen the students knowledge and professional skills in urbanismo, and particularly in the sub-areas of urban design and requalification of deteriorated/underutilized áreas of the city. Starting from physical-spacial (field analyses), social (community of users and representatives), economic (market demands), and historic studies of the area, students will explore the existing potentials and develop strategic solutions for its development.

Professors Maria Rita Pais and Luis Santiago Baptista are the curators of Open House Lisboa 2018

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DAU Professors Maria Rita Pais and Luís Santiago Baptista are the curators of Open House Lisboa 2018, an event organized by Lisboa Triennale of Architectura and EGEAC, taking place this year on 22-23 September.

Open House is an international event which Lisbon joined in 2012 and which takes place in over 35 cities in the whole world.

Open House’s aim is to make known and celebrate the city of Lisbon’s architecture, and, quoting its curators:”we are motivated by the possibility of understanding Lisbon in a large urban scale, through projects, buildings and specific interventions, proposing a reading of the city’s recent transformations, in its several areas and structural axis.

And, finally, through that mapping, highlight the crucial role of architects in the construction of the past, present and future of Lisbon”.

Our congratulations to both Professors on this initiative!

Journal of Communication and Languages No 48 (2018): Cities of the Future

The Journal of Communications and Languages No 48: Cities of the Future, with edition and preface by Professor Catarina Patrício Leitão is available in open access.

Professor João Borges da Cunha, who is also a member of the Editorial Team, published the paper: Cityspaces as interior settings: on an inside out effect in the cities under New Capitalism.


DAU students at Pladur Prize 2018

The proposal of the students in the Integrated Masters’ in Architecture  Diogo Nobre, João Pedro Serafim e Luís Campos will be presented at the Iberian Juri of the Pladur Prize 2018 taking place in Madrid, Spain on May the 9th 2018.

We wish the best success to the students!


DAU graduate shortlisted for Archiprix Portugal 2018 Prize!

Our congratulations and wishes for the best success to José Luís Camões Tavares, whose work has been shortlisted for Archiprix Portugal 2018 Prize!

“Metodologia de Reabilitação Arquitetónica: Palacete Villa Sousa” , the architect’s final work for the Integrated Master’s Degree in Architecture at DAU, consists of a research project in the field of architectural rehabilitation of buildings.

Conference by Professor Michael Fifield

Michael Fifield, FAIA, AICP Professor of Architecture Director, Housing Specialization Program ACSA Distinguished Professor University of Oregon Eugene, USA

Professor Michael Fifield, from University of Oregon, Eugene, USA will give a conference on New Directions in American Residential Design next Wednesday, the 7th March, at 1 PM in Room S.0.11.

STSM for Lisbon to workout the topic “The use of public spaces by teenagers and the role of technology!

Universidade Lusófona and National Lab of Civil Engineering welcome applications for a STSM in Lisbon for a period of 5 to 15 days in November 2017 or January 2018, to support the analysis of how teenagers (13 to 19 years old young people) use public open spaces, and what is the role of ICT and their devices in the relation of teens with the urban fabric.

Lisbon Archicad Summer School @ ULHT, 25-29 September 2017

Archicad Summer School is an international event promoted by ACUA – Archicad Users Association.

Universidade Lusófona will host the first edition held outside of the UK.

Experienced speakers and tutors will manage several workshops, lectures, and training programs for all levels of proficiency in Archicad, workflow and OpenBim.

Applications are open, and current and former DAU students can enjoy a special price on the certified course of Basic Archicad Training, by entering their student number at the registration page.

All information, including the detalied programme, can be found at the Lisbon Archicad Summer School website.

Opening session of the academic year 2017-18 | Integrated Master in Architecture

The Integrated Master in Architecture’s opening session for the academic year 2017-18 will take place next Monday, the 25th September, at 11AM on the auditorium S.0.11. All DAU students are invited to attend.

The programme will feature DAU students sharing the cool stuff they did in 2016-17:

10.45 am Gathering
11.00 am Welcome
11.05 am Tiago Duarte Lopes was a runner-up for the Archiprix Prize Portugal 2017
11.15 am João Serafim and Marcelo Rafael attended an international workshop at Szczecin (Poland)
11.25 am Jorge Casimiro attended an international workshop at Universitá degli studi L’Aquila (Italy)
11.35 am Luís Campos, João Serafim, Susana Teixeira and Teresa Conceição competed in Prémio Pladur, a prize for the architecture schools in Portugal and Spain
11.45 am António Francisco, Pedro Figueiras and Joaquim Borges Martins will talk about their work for DAU’s documental archive of Master dissertations
11.55 am Ariane Sposito and Daniela Flores will talk about the fieldtrip Roteiros DAU, which visited awesome architectural works at Porto, Braga and Guimarães
12.00 pm Silvana Moreira will present the DAU website to all.


CALL for Participants: CyberParks Hybrid Heritagescapes as Urban Commons in Mediterranean Cities: acessing the deep-rooted spatial interface of cities

30 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Expressions of interest are invited from the COST Action TU1306 “Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Comunication Technologies and Public Spaces supported by strategies to improve their use and attractiveness (CYBERPARKS)” to participate in a master/PhD level training school related to emerging forms of technologically mediated urban landscapes.

Please check this .pdf for more information.

Lecture Utopia and the Anthropocene by Stamatis Zografos @ Room G.2.2, 11 May, 6PM

Utopias are often set outside scientific time. They can be set in the past or future, or even in mythical time. They comprise constructs of our imagination that can provide escape from everyday life.  Yet by doing so they also highlight issues that render our world and our everyday life rather problematic. Can utopias therefore be considered as tools to improve this world? Or are they merely reactions against it?

SummerSchool ULHT Lisbon 2017 – Architecture and Climate Change: Strategies in Waterfront Urban Areas, 17-30 June 2017

Summer School at ULHT – Lisbon will focus on the topic “Waterfront and climate changes”.

Workshop will be conducted by prominent professionals, national and international and hosted by Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) in Lisbon, from 17th to 30th June 2017.

Archiprix Portugal 2017 Prize

Archiprix Prize Portugal 2017 is a free-theme, institutional and academic prize that aims to raise awareness on the diversity and quality of the youngest generation of Portuguese architects, by distinguishing the best final academic  projects in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture.

Urban Rehabilitation at Bairro das Trinas, Lisbon – Commented Tour and Debate


Professor Joana Mourão will organize a commented tour at Bairro das Trinas, Lisbon, on the 12th November 2016.

The event has a free admission and will also feature a debate with the presence of  José Sarmento de Matos, Cláudio Monteiro, Walter Rossa, José Aguiar e Vitor Campos.

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/147416879053175/

Lecture by MIT’s Katia Zolotovsky

Katia Zolotovsky, a researcher at MIT, will lecture on “Guided Growth – The Interplay between Shape, Material and Life”, on Nov 8th, 11:30 AM, at the Green Room (G2.2). This free-admission lecture is jointly organized by DAU and LabART Architecture Lab – Research Center.