Architecture and Urbanism


The understanding and interpretation of the concepts and principles of Architecture and Urbanism;

To recognize the history of Architecture and cities and its relationship with the evolution of societies;

To interpret the conception of Architecture and its relationship with the Civil Engineering;

To know the applicable law;

The participation in urban projects.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Catarina Pinto de Sousa da Cruz Lopes, Armando Manuel Sequeira Nunes Antão


Weekly - 5

Total - 72

Teaching language



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Benevolo (1990) As Origens da Urbanística Moderna. Lisboa: Ed. Presença

Ching (2011) Representação Gráfica em Arquitetura. Barcelona: Bookman

Choay (2002) O Urbanismo. S. Paulo: Editora Perspectiva

Conran (2009) Eco House Book. Londres: Conran Octopus

Edwards (2005) Guía Básica de la Sostenibilidad. Barcelona: GG

Gonçalves & Graça (2004) Conceitos Bioclimáticos para Edifícios em Portugal. Lisboa: INETI

Janson (1989) História da Arte. Lisboa: Fund. Calouste Gulbenkian

Jourda (2009) Pequeno Manual do Projecto Sustentável. Barcelona: GG

Lewis (1998) A Cidade na Historia. S. Paulo: Martins Fontes

Llera (2006) Breve História da Arquitectura. Santa Iria Azóia: Editorial Estampa

Neufert (2016) Arte de Projetar em Arquitetura. Barcelona: GG

Regulamento Geral das Edificações Urbanas (2009) Porto: Porto Editora

Tirone & Nunes (2007) Construção Sustentável. Lisboa: Tirone Nunes

Zevi (2009) Saber Ver a Arquitectura. Martins Fontes


Teaching method

Oral theoretical lectures.

Practical lessons in the lab with practical group work and individual research.

Evaluation method

This course adopts the continuous evaluation method.

Frequency is obtained with the presence and participation at a minimum of 2/3 of the practical classes.

The practical component of the course is assessed by a set of practical assignments (TPI1 - 10%+TPI2 - 25%+TPI3 - 35%). Students who fail to deliver TPI2 and TPI3 will automatically be rejected for lack of attendance. The practical assignments (TPI2 and TPI3) will be executed in person, but can be complemented outside the practical classes.

The theoretical component is evaluated through two tests (TT1 - 15%+TT2 - 15%). The tests will be performed in person.

Students approved and with frequency in the practical component of the course, but who aren’t approved in the theoretical evaluation have access to a written exam.

Subject matter

Awareness of the future Civil Engineer for architecture and Urban Planning;

Understanding the architectural space;

Understanding models and architectural styles throughout history;

Historical evolution of cities and Urban Planning;

Approach to Architecture as inseparable discipline of Engineering;

Awareness to sustainability;

Understanding the applicable legislation;

Graphic representation;

Main concepts of Urban Planning;

Major urban problems.


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