The scope of the research focuses on a critical and speculative reflection of the monumental, cultural, architectural and landscape set of the Tapadas (Royal forest and hunting reserves) of Portuguese Royal Palaces, in Portugal.
The object of study are the cultural sites that were royal residences, which have Tapadas, such like Mafra, Ajuda, Necessidades, Queluz and Vila Viçosa.
These sets have played and continue to play a fundamental role in society, at the historical-cultural, ecological and social levels.
Developing itself in the interdisciplinary fields of architecture, approaching complementary areas such as heritage and landscape, this research will enable a reflection about how to empower these cultural sites, in order to stimulate our society reflection about adaptative reuse or even landscape design integrating climate action, and yet how an artistic intervention in historical landscapes like these, could mean a positive discourse around public realm.
Keywords: Architecture, Heritage, Landscape