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The Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering and the History of Architecture Research

Research Group

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The History of Architecture and Urbanism in Portugal updating concern through the knowledge of the 'Scientific Research in Architecture' developed in the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC). The interdisciplinary lines of investigation examined in LNEC aim to assist the Government in public policies prosecution. Originally constituted to support the country in the public works development, LNEC achieved worldwide recognition, but the socioeconomic changes witnessed by LNEC had profound implications in the scientific-technological research over the years. It is essential to evaluate systematically the importance of this public institution in the research of Architecture, knowing the history, themes and methodologies of research, participants and centers/researchers of reference, in order to contribute to the knowledge of a Cultural Heritage, archived between Engineers and developed, over the last fifty years, by Architects.

Period: 2017 - 2023

Funding Institution: SFRH/BPD/117167/2016

Supervisors: Teresa Marat-Mendes - DINÂMIA'CET-IUL | ISCTE-IUL; Michel Toussaint - FAUL; Margarida Acciaiuoli - FCSH-UNL


In Progress


Updated: 31/01/2018


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