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Assistant Researcher

Filipa Fiúza

research interests

Architecture and Urbanism in the former Portuguese Territories; Brutalist architecture, Conceição Silva's Office, 60s architecture

Short Bio

Filipa Fiúza (Cacém, 1988) Master in Architecture (2010) from ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, with the dissertation Um Projecto Inglês: a influência da arquitectura anglo‐saxónica nas Torres de Alfragide, of which an abridged version was published in the call for papers section of Jornal Arquitectos. Co‐organizer of Habitar em Colectivo: arquitectura portuguesa antes do S.A.A.L. (ISCTE‐IUL, 2009), an exhibition, conference and catalogue devoted to Portuguese multi‐family housing between 1948 and 1974. Collaboration in several academic research projects. Research fellow for the research project "Homes for the biggest number: Lisbon, Luanda, Macao", supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology, ref. PTDC/ATP-AQI/3707/2012.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

This research intends to understand the role of agricultural settlements in the physical infrastructure of Angola, from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day. In particular, it will seek to frame and analyze the processes of establishing agricultural settlements as elements of colonial occupation, as well as their possible impact on the development of Angola as an independent country. 2_The main goal of the project is to carry out a compared analysis of Middle Class Mass Housing (MCMH) in Europe, Africa and Asia, introducing new case studies to deepen the existing research, made with successfully tested methodologies: survey, catalogue and contextualization of housing complexes built between the 1950s and the 1980s in Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Angola and China. Our research focuses mainly in the Portuguese and Angolan cases, namely the Urbanization of Alto da Barra (Oeiras), project by architect Fernando Silva, and the Neighborhood for CTT employees (Luanda), project by architect Fernão Lopes Simões de Carvalho.

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

The study on agricultural settlements is part of a more comprehensive FCT-funded project, "Coast to Coast - Late Infrastructure Development in Ancient Portuguese Continental Africa (Angola and Mozambique): Historical-Critical Analysis and Postcolonial Assessment" (PTDC/ATP-AQI/0742/2014), coordinated by researcher Ana Vaz Milheiro and based at DC. 2_The research on housing for the middle class is part of the project financed by FCT, "MCMH - Middle Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia" (PTDC/ART-DAQ/30594/2017), coordinated by researcher Ana Vaz Milheiro and is based in DC.

Main publications

Milheiro, Ana; Filipa, Fiúza (2013). A Arquitectura dos Gabinetes de Urbanização Colonial em Moçambique (1944-1974), in Actas do Congresso Internacional Saber Tropical em Moçambique: História, Memória e Ciência, Lisboa: IICT (aguarda publicação)

Fiúza, Filipa (2013). Torres de Habitação em Alfragide, Atelier Conceição Silva - um projecto inglês, in Passagens - Paisagens Distantes, a CRIL uma avenida pós moderna, n.º 1, p.172-175

Fiúza, Filipa (2012). Os edifícios institucionais do Ministério do Ultramar na Metrópole, in Palcos da Arquitectura vol.II, Lisboa: AEULP, p.236-242

Fiúza, Filipa (2011). Um Projecto Inglês - a influência da arquitectura anglo-saxónica nas Torres de Alfragide, in JA - Jornal Arquitectos, 242 (Jul./Ago./Set.), p.4-8

Main projects

“Habitações para o maior número: Lisboa, Luanda, Macau”, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (desde 2012). [Ref. PTDC/ATP-AQI/3707/2012]

“Gabinetes Coloniais de Urbanização: Cultura e Prática Arquitectónica”, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (2010-2013). [Ref. PTDC/AURAQI/104964/2008]

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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