VIII International Conference on the History of Architecture | The Design of Architecture
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VIII International Conference on the History of Architecture | The Design of Architecture

Houses, theaters, churches, courts, factories, cemeteries, ports, railway stations, gardens, museums, streets, squares, schools, hospitals, are some of the names of spaces built to respond to the timeless challenges of Dwelling. They are spaces with differentiated functions that materialize the constructive, inventive, and creative tenacity to inhabit the territories in articulation with Time, Culture, Place and Nature. In Long Time, some of these objects have surprised the function they perform by the boldness of the science and creativity that were practiced by their author and have registered themselves as unique objects in the History of Architecture, influencing the projectual practice and the architectural design of the cities we inhabit.

The forms and programs of architecture are the result of the materialization of the “idea”, which, before the built space, was represented by the risk/project or the model. The discovery of the Perspective promoted the three-dimensional representation of space and Architecture.

From the 19th century on, drawings of building plans and elevations became a procedural requirement for building approval.

In the 15th century, León Batista Alberti considered that the architectural program included the structure and the “ornamentation”. And in the following century Francisco de Holanda wrote about the meaning of drawing:

“Drawing, which by another name is called delineation, consists of and is the source and body of painting and sculpture and architecture and every other kind of painting and the root of all the sciences.”

Architectural Design is based on the conceptual understanding of the architectural object/space, as an idea and materialization in a cultural context.

Thematic Lines

  1. Drawings, scratches, mock-ups and projects
  2. Authors, Treatises and Models
  3. Architects’ Sketches and Journals
  4. Iconography of Architecture
  5. Urban Landscape Design


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Mandatory Registration

Researchers from CITCEM, IACOBUS, CIRICE (with/without communication) – 0€

Participants (with communication) – 100

Participants (without communication) – 80

Students – 20


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