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Integrated Researcher

Paulo Tormenta Pinto

research interests

Contemporary territories, architectural culture research, sustainability, and ecological metabolism

Short Bio

Paulo Tormenta Pinto (Lisbon, 1970), began his teaching activity in 1997, and is currently a Full Professor at ISCTE, in the area of ​​Architecture. His doctoral thesis “Arquitetura e Artifício – Cassiano Branco 1897-1970” was published in 3 editions (Caleidoscópio 2007, 2015 and 2020). As a researcher, he has participated and coordinated several projects related to architectural culture, highlighting, as a responsible researcher, the projects “The Critical Monumentality of Álvaro Siza” and “The Grand Projects - Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition” , both funded by the FCT. He held several positions in the academic structure of ISCTE, namely as director of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism and of the Research Center on Socio-Economic Change and Territory – (Dinamia’CET-ISCTE). He was the godfather of the Doctor Honoris Causa title, given by ISCTE to Nuno Portas , in 2020. His work as an architect has been published and awarded several times (IHRU Award 2002, IHRU Award 2012, and the Teotónio Pereira Award 2016 - honorable mention). In 2022 his work was nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Awardand was a finalist in the FAD Awards. Also in 2022 he received the National Architecture Award-FORMA 2022, attributed to the project “Accessible Path to the Estrela Basilica”, in Lisbon.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte


Main publications

MEDEIROS, Eduardo; BRANDÃO, Ana; PINTO, Paulo Tormenta; LOPES, Sara Silva (2021). Urban Planning Policies to the Renewal of Riverfront Areas: The Lisbon Metropolis Case, in Sustainability 13, no. 10: 5665.

PINTO, P. T.; BRANDÃO, A; LOPES, S. (2021) “Nuno Portas y la influencia española en la definición de las políticas de vivienda de la transición democrática” in Pizza, A; Granel (ed.) Atravesando Fronteras – Redes Internacionales de la Arquitectura Espanhola (1939-1975), p. 199-2020. Ediciones Asimétricas.

PINTO, P. T.; SARAIVA, A.; DELGADO, J. P.; (2019) “Spanish post-war architecture in Portuguese magazines (1946 – 1970) – the cases of A Arquitectura Portuguesa & Cerâmica e Edificação (Reunidas) and Arquitectura”, in Histories of Postwar Architecture, DOI: 10.6092/issn.2611-0075/9835

PINTO, Paulo Tormenta; DELGADO, João Paulo (2019) “Portugal dos Pequenitos as an
urban laboratory for rehearsing national identity”, in Nations and Nationalism

PINTO, Paulo Tormenta (2016) “Cassiano Branco. Modern Visions of an ‘Inconvenient’
Architect”, in TOSTÕES, Ana; FERREIRA, Zara (Ed.) DOCOMOMO Journal - Modern
Lisbon, nº 55, ISSN 1380/3204 (pág. 33 a 37), Edição Docomomo Internacional;

Main projects

(Principal Investigator) The Critical Monumentality of Álvaro Siza – Projects of urban renovation after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition - FCT - SIZA/CPT/0031/2019

(Principal Investigator) Grand Projects – Architectural and Urbanistic Operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition’ - FCT - PTDC/ART-DAQ/32561/2017

(Coordinator researcher) The Site of Discourse - FCT - PTDC/CPCHAT/4894/2012.

(Researcher) Spanish Architecture in the International Media: Publications, Exhibitions, Congresses. (First part: 1940-1975) - HAR2017-85205-P

(Researcher) Homes for the biggest number: Lisbon, Luanda, Macao - FCTPTDC/

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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