Cunha Ferreira / Atlas of Architectural Design in Built Heritage

Atlas of Architectural Design in Built Heritage Pedagogies from the School of Porto

Author: Teresa Cunha Ferreira, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto e Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo


The Design Driven Research project “Atlas of Architectural Design in Built Heritage: contributions from the School of Porto” (H-Atlas.Porto) aims to introduce a new and deeper knowledge of selected interventions in the built heritage carried out by School of Porto architects, by documenting the whole process (before, during, after) and not only the final result, as it is common practice in specialist publications. This new perspective is supported on crossed methodology based on the analysis of information currently scattered across public and private archives, on the collection of oral memories at risk of being lost, on in situ observation and on the use of drawing as privileged research tool. Hence, H-ATLAS.Porto intends to fill the above-mentioned gaps and disseminate systematic and technical documentation of reference works that may constitute pedagogy for the future practice of architects.

Keywords: Atlas of Architectural Design, Built Heritage, School of Porto