Integrated Phd Researcher

Catarina Ruivo

research interests

Architectural history, architectural theory, urban history, public housing, housing policies, spatial analysis, space syntax

Short Bio

Catarina Ruivo is an integrated researcher at DINÂMIA'CET-IUL. She holds a MS in Architecture (2014) from Porto’s University and a PhD in Architecture, design and computation (2021) from Lisbon’s University, with a visiting period at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her doctoral research focused on state-subsidised housing and its relationship with urban development, exploring the articulation of quantitative methods of spatial analysis with the sociological and historiographic aspects of architectural research as a means of illuminating the spatial forms of political, social and economic processes. She collaborated with the research group Formal Methods in Architecture (ESAP, Porto) since 2016, conducting research on computational methods in architectural research, as well as organising academic workshops and symposia on the topic.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Researcher of the project “ReARQ.IB - Built Environment Knowledge for Resilient, Sustainable Communities: Understanding Everyday Modern Architecture and Urban Design in the Iberian Peninsula (1939-1985)”, funded by the European Commission through a European Research Council Starting Grant.

Main publications

Organising family life: An analysis of the spatial organisation of people and activities in the household

Rethinking domestic and neighbourhood space: An analysis of social housing in the Portuguese post-revolutionary period

A retórica na habitação social o SAAL e os novos paradigmas

ScavaTools: Strategies and Tools for the Mass Dissemination of SCAVA Techniques

3D Space Syntax analysis - case study 'Casa da Música'

Main projects

Last update

26 de abril de 2022