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Assistant Researcher

Tiago Molarinho

research interests

Proportion and Metric Systems in Architecture; Tracings Regulators in Architecture Theory and History of the Portuguese building tradition; Construction technology History in Architecture; religious architecture - building monasteries and convents - Hydraulic Monastic; History of Military Architecture and History of Civil; Architecture Conservation and Protection of the Architectural Heritage

Short Bio

Tiago Molarinho Antunes is a PHD student in Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories. Is research Theme is “Proportion and Metric Systems in the Portuguese building tradition. Manor Houses in Lisbon (1640 - 1755)”. He has a Master in Recovery and Conservation of Architectural Heritage and Landscape were he presented the Dissertation on: “The Aqueduct of the Convent of Christ, in Tomar. Basis for a proposal of safeguard and its valorisation”.He as a degree in Interior Design (interior Architecture) and a Bachelor Degree in Equipment Design taken on ESAD, Ricardo Espírito Santo e Silva Foundation Portugal, Lisboa.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

The research focuses on the analysis of the existing proportion in the morphometric composition of the interior space in Palaces in Lisbon. The temporal space is between the Restoration of 1640 and the Earthquake of 1755. The main objective is to create knowledge about the essential geometric principles of regularity, order and proportion in noble buildings. A simple question that can sum up research in development is to know - What is the function of proportion in the function of architecture?This scientific project interests the knowledge of the Portuguese architectural culture, and consequently the intervention in its conservation and Safeguarding the architectural heritage. Within a horizon of interior adaptation and transformation, this study creates the basis for the knowledge of original design and spatiality, allowing an intervention in balance with the primitive spatial essence, that is, an intervention in proportion to the rules of composition, geometry and architectural rhythm.

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This research deals with the method and praxis in the Portuguese Constructive Tradition, in the spatial design and construction of noble residences in Lisbon. Currently, the city of Lisbon presents an incomplete survey that identifies more than 500 noble residences in its urban network. An architectural heritage that is multiplied by the national territory. Its safeguard, consolidation and architectural intervention is interdependent of the knowledge one has about it. Consequently, the investigation of the Portuguese Architectural Culture, where this study is inserted, intends to study to know, to know to conserve, to preserve to bequeath. The safeguarding of this architectural heritage depends on the dissemination and sharing of knowledge, particularly with the active civil society, scientific community and owners, objectives common to the DC Cities and Territories research group.

Main publications

ANTUNES, T. M., "A Repartição dos Edifícios Nobres no Tratado do Arquitecto Mattheus do Couto, em 1631.",V CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL CASA NOBRE: UM PATRIMÓNIO PARA O FUTURO, Sessão temática: Património Construído: Estudos, Defesa e Valorização, Arcos de Valdevez, 2017, no prelo.

ANTUNES, T. M., "O anteprojeto do piso nobre de um palácio ao Bairro Alto de finais do Século XVII", III COLÓQUIO INTERNACIONAL A CASA SENHORIAL, Anatomia dos Interiores: Espaço interior, estrutura e programa distributivo, CITAR-UCP, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa (Ministério da Cultura, Brasil), Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH-UNL, Porto, 2016.

ANTUNES, T. M.; FERREIRA, Mariana Pinto da Rocha Jorge; “O Palácio dos Condes da Ribeira Grande, na Junqueira. Análise do conjunto edificado”, in : A Casa Senhorial em Lisboa e no Rio de Janeiro. Anatomia dos Interiores (coordenação de Isabel Mendonça, Hélder Carita e Marize Malta). Lisboa: Instituto de História da Arte da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Rio de Janeiro: Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2014. ISBN (Portugal): 978-989-99192-0-4 / ISBN (Brasil): 978-85-87145-60-4

ANTUNES, T. M.; PAIS, Marta - "Mosteiro de São Pedro das Águias", in ACTAS DO CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL DE MOSTEIROS CISTERCIENSES – HISTÓRIA, ARTE, ESPIRITUALIDADE E PATRIMÓNIO,(coord. José Albuquerque Carreiras) I tomo, pp 89 a 103, ISBN 978-989-98209-1-3, 2013.

ANTUNES, T. M., "O aqueduto do Convento de Cristo, em Tomar: análise preliminar da estrutura hidráulica." REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE HISTÓRIA. Nº 43 (2012) . ISSN 0870-4147.

Main projects

Research scholarship Subject: The Manor House in Lisboa and Rio de Janeiro (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). An inside view. Main duties:- Drawing architectonic survey’s of 25 urban palaces. - Fieldwork in Lisbon (Portugal): extensive surveying with the interiors photography. - Texts of architectural facades, the morphology of the buildings by the analysis of the internal distribution of the noble, private and service areas. At: IHA – FCSH/UNL coordination PHD Historian Isabel Mendonça and PHD Architect Hélder Carita.

Research scholarshipSubject: Architecture and Mathematics in the Renaissance: Proportion Systems in two 15th century churches in Old Goa, India. Main duties:- Search for bibliography and analysis of the metric systems used during 15th - 19th centuries. - Fieldwork - Old Goa (India): extensive measures for the survey of the churches under study. - Design of architectural drawings for the case studies. At: Unidcom/IADE Pos-Doctorate Research of António Nunes Pereira, Architect

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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