Alexandra Saraiva

Research Group

Cities and Territories

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Short Bio

Alexandra Saraiva (Vila Nova de Gaia, 1972) Architect (1995) and Master of Architecture (2008) by Lusíada University of Oporto. PhD in Architecture by University of Coruña (2011). Professor at Lusíada University of Oporto, since 1996. Currently in the Project III course. Master's thesis adviser in architecture. Researcher (2007-2015) at the Territory, Architecture and Design Research Center,(CITAD), with published articles in international conferences context. In 2015 integrates DINÂMIA'CET IUL-ISCTE, as post-doctoral researcher.

Research Interests

Architecture, Representation, City and Territory

Individual Medium Term Research Programme

This research will have as main contribution the understanding of Raúl Hestnes Ferreira architecture, traveling through the constant triangulation between the Mediterranean, Scandinavian architecture and the work of Louis Kahn, in search of the essentiality of the architecture, crossing this triangulation with the neo-realist universe of his father, José Gomes Ferreira, promoting reading about cultural heritage and European identity.

This Research Programme is part of the Reflective Societies - cultural heritage and European identity, and thus identifies with D'C's scientific identity.

Main Projects

Post Doctoral FCT (SFRH / BPD / 111869/2015) under the supervision of Prof. Paulo Tormenta Pinto, for the investigation development of "The monumentality revisited - Hestnes Ferreira, between intemporality European and North American classicism (1960-1974)".

Main Publications

BARRADAS, Jorge, CHAVES, Alexandra - “Block-corridor_intervention in a Porto's block”, in PLURIS’14, 6º Congresso Luso-Brasileiro para o Planeamento Urbano, Regional, Integrado e Sustentável, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 September 2014, (pp.2561-2573) ISBN: 978-989-99150-0-8

SARAIVA, Alexandra - “The influence of classics on contemporary thinking Louis Kahn and Hestnes Ferreira”, in Oliveira V, Pinho P, Batista L, Patatas T and Monteiro C (eds.) (2014) Our common future in Urban Morphology, FEUP, Porto, (Vol.2), (pp. 1068-1074) ISBN: 978-972-99101-6-6

SARAIVA, Alexandra -"What will be has always been The importance of travel for/in Architecture" in Jornadas Científicas "Arquitectura, Educación Y Sociedad - Hacia una Revolución Dialógica en la Educación Crítica de la Arquitectura", UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 4-6 June 2014, (pp.1-15) ISBN 978-84-697-1956-5

SARAIVA, Alexandra -"Uma aproximação às conexões brutalistas, Hestnes Ferreira em continuidade com Louis Kahn" in Arquitectura moderna e internacional: conexões brutalistas 1955-1975, X, 15-18 out.2013, PUC-PR/UFRGS, OBR_75, (pp.1-18) ISBN 978-85-60188-14-7

SARAIVA, Alexandra - "A dimensão da Forma Urbana, Hestnes Ferreira em continuidade com Louis Kahn" in N. N. Pinto, A. Almeida (Eds), Book of Abstracts of PNUM 2013, the 2013 Annual Conference of Portuguese Network of Urban Morphology, Coimbra, June 27 and 28, 2013, Coimbra: Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra, (pp. 1035-1044) ISBN 978-989-98435-1-6

Updated: 15/02/2017

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