MARCH 26, 2021
'Design and Construction of High-Rise Timber Buildings' is the title of the open-source book, which was created as one of the outputs of Erasmus + Project 'Sustainable High-Rise Buildings Designed and Constructed in Timber' (HiTimber).
‘Design and Construction of High-Rise Timber Buildings’ is written as an introductory text aimed at undergraduate students, researchers, and professionals who work on the physical and visual properties relevant to wooden buildings' design and construction. The text includes a broad environmental debate on wood as a resource and simultaneously building material, with sections on the theoretical and design principles, physical and structural properties, construction and maintenance and several case studies of good practices of high-rise timber buildings. - Miguel Amado, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
The book is authored by HiTimber partner Universities and Institutions and edited by Professor Miguel Amado - the Coordinator of GEOTPU.LAB, Professor Jorge de Brito- President of the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geo-Resources of Instituto Superior Técnico and Arch. Elzbieta Hamadyk-also a member of our research group.
This educational tool is available on the HiTimber website www.hitimber.eu together with scientific publications and other useful materials about the design and construction of high-rise timber buildings. Check it out!
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
On October 24th took place an Youtube online broadcast on Urbanism and Architecture, with the aim of improving the quality of life. The event was disseminated by the Architects National Board of Architects of Angola, with the presence of Arq. Helvécio, Arq. Helder José and Arq. Maria João Teles Grilo. You can watch it again at this link: https://youtu.be/CgzgXiWQ03I
Available in portuguese
21-22 November 2019 at Lusíada University
Key notes speachers:
Nikos Salingaros - "How Mathematics meaning in architecture"
Renato Saleri - "Urbanism and Architecture:pattern generation"
António Araújo - "Spherical Perpective methods for immersive architectural sketches"
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Lisbon Geography Society and Vila do Conde City Municipality jointly promote a commemorative day of the 2019 National Maritime Day under the theme "Water: State of Life on Earth", a plural celebration of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Magalhães-Elcano circumnavigation journey (1519-1522).
NOVEMBER 10, 2019
On November 1st, the Instituto Superior Técnico student Sofia Grave Ferreira was awarded the prize for the best architectural concept ideia for thr Portuguese Cultural Center - Centro Cultural Português - in Guinea Bissau. The ceremony took place at Portuguese Embassy where the Mr. Ambassador António Alves de Carvalho handed out the prize to the winner.
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
The Biombo Region Development Plan was presented in October 28th to the Biombo Regional Government with the presence of the Governor. In the afternoon the plan was presented at the Ministry of Territorial Administration.
OCTOBER 28, 2019
Special Issue "Design the Future City of Refugees" of Urban Science
JUNE 22, 2019
A Special Issue "Design the Future City of Refugees" of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851) has been set up.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
More information please see: https://lnkd.in/gYRWGKN
Erasmus + HiTimber Workshop
APRIL 1, 2019
Between the 25th of March and the 5th of April the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa receives students and professors from Estonia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Portugal and Lithuania, to participate in the HiTimber workshop “Sustainable high-rise buildings designed and constructed in timber”.
The first week have been intensive, with the lectures about timber products, structural design, acoustic and fire requirements, life cycle analysis and sustainability, given by a team of professors and specialists: Vijoleta Sulciene, Roger Taylor, Miguel Amado, Chris Barlow, Elzbieta Hamadyk, Luís Guerreiro, Martti Kiisa, Niels Erik Hansen and José Silvestre. Part of the space used for presentations was created from cork blocks and we had a pleasure to receive a general Manager of Amorim Isolamentos Carlos Manuel to talk about this valuable product. The architect Nuno Mateus from ARX Portugal showed how does the building in timber look like in practice with the examples of executed projects in Portugal.
The transnational and interdisciplinary groups of students continue to work on their assignments. Until now it has been a successful time. We start a new week with more energy. Five days left for the final presentations. Stay tuned!
Workshop "The Behavioural Pasts and Places"
MARCH 27, 2019
In order to analyze and discuss the consequences of the urban renewal and gentrification processes taking place in the city of Lisbon, a Workshop will be held at the facilities of the Fábrica do Braço de Prata in Lisboa, with a view to the collaborative construction of measures and programs that can minimize negative effects and preserve the built and immaterial heritage.
Rehabilitate, Interpret, use the modern in Mindelo and in Almada
House of Architecture in Oeiras, from March 29 to April 12
MARCH 25, 2019
The Coordination of the Architecture Course of IST and the Municipality of Oeiras invite you to participate in the exhibition of Final Architecture Projects of the final students of the Master in Architecture of the Instituto Superior Técnico developed in the academic year 2017/18.
The architecture projects were grouped in two groups, one with object in the city of Mindelo in Cape Verde and another in the city of Almada in Portugal.
The concept of the exhibition is the geographical line that separates the two groups but simultaneously unites them through a common theme - The modernist architecture of the first half of the twentieth century by two Portuguese architects.
The exhibition space is divided in two to emphasize this idea, creating a large central distribution space from which the visitor can visualize the various projects exposed. In the atrium space there will be a disclosure of introductory elements to each of the pre-existing buildings that were the subject of student intervention.
An identical layout was proposed for all the participating works - two A1 panels, one mock-up and one portfolio to be displayed on a modular support that could be
replicated by the projects.
This exhibition benefits from the quality of the space of the recently created House of Architecture of Oeiras as a reference point for the promotion of the architecture produced in the Greater Lisbon area, in particular, in the present case of an academic context, and of dissemination of the work methodology developed by the finalist students of Instituto Superior Técnico who also had the participation in MEIA - Mindelo International School of Art in Cape Verde.
MARCH 01, 2019
Meeting between the GEOTPU.LAB team and representative of the Agostinho Neto University of Angola to prepare the protocol for the accomplishment of academic internships of UAN students in the GEOTPU.LAB for academic year of 2019/2020.
MARCH 01, 2019
The GEOTPU.LAB team will participate in the mission from 5 to 10 March 2019 in the presentation of the proposal for the Plan of the Biombo Region, Guinea-Bissau. The team composed by Prof. Miguel Amado, Dr. Evelina Rodrigues and Architect Rita Lemos are part of the entourage of the Oeiras City Hall and the UCCLA - Union of Capital Cities of Portuguese Language.
FEBRUARY 27, 2019
The student, Giovanna Martinelli of the University of Santa Maria, Brazil, had Academic Internship in Urbanism and Sustainable Architecture at GEOTPU.LAB on February to participate in the Guinea-Bissau project.
GEOTPU.LAB presented research projects at CERIS Open Day
NOVEMBER 06, 2018
On October 23th and 24th our members Raquel Santos and Elzbieta Hamadyk were at CERIS Open Day, to present two research projects from GEOTPU.LAB in collaboration with CERIS. Raquel presented the 'Biombo, Agir!' project in Guiné-Bissau and Elzbieta presented her PhD research topic, 'Sustainable Guidelines for the Design of High-rise Timber Buildings' linked to the European Union HiTimber Project.
'WORLD TOILET DAY' - Roca Lisboa Gallery
OCTOBER 27, 2018
On November 19, at 6:30 PM, the 'We Are Water' Foundation celebrates the 'World Toilet Day' with a round-table at Roca Lisboa Gallery with the intent to promote a discussion about health and water crisis, based on solutions that nature can offer.
The Professor Miguel Amado is one of the guest speakers in the roundtable 'Saneamento: Soluções que Podemos Encontrar na Natureza'.
If you want to know more about the event click here to see more informations. The entrance is free and you only need to register.
Between October 15 and 26 the Nuclear (Architecture Students Core of Instituto Superior Técnico) presents the VII edition of the Exhibition ‘cincoxcinco’.
This Exhibition happen every year and shows 5 outstanding projects from each year of the architecture course from the Instituto Superior Técnico.
The 2018 edition is entitled ‘Project Process’.
The 5 projects are:
Coruchéus, Alvalade neighbourhood, Lisbon
Estrela Parish, Lisbon
Pedrouços dock, Lisbon
Cidade de Mindelo Bay, São Vicente Island, Cape Verde and Almada City
OCTOBER 18, 2018
GEOTPU.LAB MEMBER FRANCESCA HAS WON THE 2ND PLACE IN 'Melhor Tese de Doutoramento' APREN 2018
OCTOBER 11, 2018
This tuesday, October 9, our Architect and Civil Engineer Francesca won the 2nd place in the APREN 2018 award for "Melhor Tese de Doutoramento" with: 'SMART RURAL: Eficiência Energética e Energias Renováveis no Espaço Rural' thesis.
"Breaking down walls for the sustainable energy transition of territories!"
PRESENTATION SESSION E-BOOK: RETHINKING OÉ-CUSSE - TIMOR-LESTE | TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
This week happened the presentation session of the E-book 'Rethinking oé-cusse - timor-leste | teaching and research in architecture'. The launch event was attended by the director of the IST Press, Professor Pedro Lourtie; Professor Miguel Amado, Associate of the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georeferences Department, Professors Nunes da Silva, Vitor Carvalho Araujo and Teresa Heitor and some master's students of Architecture, in the condition of authors of the same projects which appear in this book.
TODAY, September 26 - Presentation session E-book: RETHINKING OÉ-CUSSE - TIMOR-LESTE | TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
We invite anyone who wants to attend TOMORROW, September 26, at 4:00 p.m., in the amphitheater VA1, Floor-1, Pavilion of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon for the book presentation session (E-book) RETHINKING OÉ-CUSSE - TIMOR-LESTE | TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE (Ed. Miguel Amado).
We are waiting for you!!!
JULY 12, 2018
Between July 4 and 5, the Professor Miguel Amado had been to Guinea-Bissau to present, to the regional authorities, the ‘Relatório de Caracterização e Diagnóstico’ of the ‘Plano de Desenvolvimento Regional do Biombo Guinea-Bissau’.
PRÁCTICA ENSINO ARQUITECTURA ARTE SOCIEDADE
Casa da Arquitectura
JUNE 11, 2018
Next tuesday, June 12 happens the "PRÁCTICA, ENSINO, ARQUITETURA, ART, SOCIEDADE" event where GEOTPU.LAB will present its Gambia Project.
This event will take place at "Casa da Arquitectura", Avenida Menéres 456, 4450-201 Matosinhos, and is scheduled for 6.30 pm
OPEN SESSION OF THE GAMBIA DESIGN BUILD CHALLENGE
JUNE 08, 2018
On June 6, 2018, an open session of the Gambia Design Build Challenge was presented at the amphitheater VA.3 of the Civil Pavilion at IST.
The session had the intention of introducing our partners, present information about the project, raise volunteers, and clarify doubts about the project and its costs, goals, duration, etc.
BIOMBO AGIR EUROPEAN COMMISSION GUINEA-BISSAU
APRIL 2018 to JULY 2021
MAY 22, 2018
It is a 30-month project to reinforce local governance and to provide services to the population, supported by the European Union.
It aims to contribute to social cohesion and the promotion of good governance in the Biombo Region, by strengthening local authorities its capacities, dialogue and cooperation with non-state actors, towards the adoption of local development plans involving regional authorities, civil society, and other non-state actors such as community leaders, leaders, traditional representatives and the general population.
This is a formal partnership between the Municipality of Oeiras, GEOTPU.LAB, the Civil Government of the Biombo Region and UrbÁfrica - Association for Urban Cooperation and Development, an associated NGO of the Union of the Portuguese Language Capital Cities (UCCLA).
The Biombo Agir project is a contribution to social cohesion and the promotion of good governance in the Biombo Region of Guinea-Bissau by strengthening the capacities of local authorities, through dialogue and cooperation with non-state actors in order to implement local development plans efficiently and sustainably.
MIGUEL AMADO JUDGE OF THE ARCHIPRIX PORTUGAL 2018
MAY 06, 2018
HiTimber SUSTAINABLE HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED IN TIMBER
This week was announced Professor Miguel Amado's appointment as judge of the Archiprix Portugal 2018.
The Archiprix is an award which recognizes the year's best works at the end of the Masters courses in the Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture areas. This award is present in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Turkey, Italy and Russia.
The Archiprix is an open theme award, is purely institutional and academic in its purpose, and brings visibility to a new generation of architects.
APRIL 27, 2018
Between April 15 and April 29 it was held the Sustainable High-Rise Buildings Designed and Constructed in Timber Workshop in Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom.
The event had the presence of four IST teachers, including Professor Miguel Amado, five IST architecture students and the colaboration of Elzebieta Hamadyk, all representing the Instituto Superior Técnico as one of the HiTimber partners.
Sustainable High-Rise Buildings Designed and Constructed in Timber” (HiTimber) project aims to promote sustainable, environmental friendly design and construction of high-rise timber buildings. It intends to fulfill the future demands in higher education including innovation, international, inter-cultural and trans-disciplinary approaches by the development of a new study module.
GAMBIA DESIGN BUILDING CHALLENGE
APRIL 04, 2018
EARTH ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP DORMITORIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS
Led by Miguel P. Amado, an architect and urban planner at the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
PROJECT SITE: Kantora Arts Village, Kasrsi Kunda village in the Kantora District, Upper River Region, Gambia
WHO: Project is open to international volunteers, you can learn more about earth construction while contributing to community development in rural Gambia. Everyone is welcome to join. Students of architecture, design and engineering can use the opportunity for internship, thesis work or personal research.
WHAT: Improved Curriculum | Training Certificate | Internship Available | An Unique Experience!
COST: Participation fee: 400€; food and accommodation: 80€/week (Airfare, visa and vaccination are on your behalf) Financial Help Possible. CONTACT US!
PROJECT LEADER: Miguel Pires Amado, a Portuguese architect and urban planner and a professor at Instituto Superior Tecnico at Universidade de Lisboa, where he teaches architecture.
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IST ARCHITECTURE MASTER STUDENTS TRAVEL TO MINDELO
DECEMBER 5, 2017
The trip to São Vicente Island was carried out under the Integrated Master in Architecture of the Instituto Superior Técnico. During the stay there was also a students exchange with Mindelo_Escola Internacional de Artes, where they developed joint academic projects on requalification of several zones of the city of Mindelo.
DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR SÃO TOMÉ E PRINCÍPE
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
GEOTPU.LAB signed a memorandum of understanding on September 8, 2017 for collaboration with the State of São Tomé and Principe for the Development of a Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development.
GEOTPU.LAB BEGINS THE 3rd MISSION TEAM WITH THE ZEESM GTA IN EAST TIMOR
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
GEOTPU.LAB begins the 3rd Mission Team to the ZEESM GTA in Timor-Leste with a multi-disciplinary team of 5 elements.Support to the GTA and the beginning of the construction of the Projects of the House + Program and Development of the network of Public Spaces.
CASA+ THE HOUSING PROGRAM TO OÉ-CUSSE REGION IN REGION IN EAST TIMOR
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
GEOTPU.LAB delivers the project to the Oe-Cusse Casa + Timor-Leste housing program (July 2017).
On April 22, Thursday, at 2:00 pm, the exhibition “Rehabilitation Fábrica da Pólvora” will be inaugurated, in the Edifício do Círculo da Arquitetura.
This Exhibition features the works of the finalist students of the Architecture course at Instituto Superior Técnico, on the Rehabilitation of Fábrica da Pólvora, and will be open from 22 April to 22 May.
APRIL 15, 2021