LLM | Homes for the biggest numbers: Lisbon, Luanda, Macao

Research Group

Cities and Territories



The research aims to survey, catalogue and contextualize housing projects in Lisbon, Luanda and Macao, built between the 1960s and the 1980s, which stood out for large scale occupation and high number of people housed. It is intended to identify the existing housing and urban models and to map the changes after 40 years of use in order to understand how to adapt to current conditions (urban and social) and to support its future.Methodology: Initially it begins with a detailed description and historical process, creating records of inventory, referenced to the Geographic Information System, and the redrawing of projects (for comparative analyses of the urban design and of the housing cell unit). It follows a visit to the complexes to verify its conservation state, experiencing the urban situation and describing the profile evolution of current populations. Questionnaires will be released for occupation and social satisfaction reporting (district/dwelling). Qualitative interviews to deep-rooted groups (social and cultural groups of belonging) will allow evaluating the integration in the city. The visits will be recorded on video for "future memory" and a documentary (three 30 minutes short-films) will be produced. In the last year, workshops will be implemented with the communities, involving architects, students, residents and local institutions, proposing architectural interventions based on historical and social analysis and in the Portuguese tradition of participatory architecture.

Period: 2013 - 2015

Funding Institution: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Coordination: Ana Vaz Milheiro (DINÂMIA'CET-IUL)

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL Team: Paulo Tormenta Pinto, José Luís Saldanha, Isabel Guerra, Sandra Marques Pereira, Rogério Vieira de Almeida, Mónica Pacheco, Filipa Fiúza (BI), Bruno Macedo Ferreira.

External Team: Débora Correia Félix, Hugo Coelho, Rui Leão, Jorge Figueira, João Santos Vieira, Isabel Martins, Luís Urbano, Consultants: Monique Eleb; Ângela Mingas; Fernão Lopes Carvalho; José António Bandeirinha.


Updated: 02/02/2018

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