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At the edge, between design and computation

The Design & Computation Group is a research group present at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. It is an interdisciplinary group committed to create a strong contribution to the research areas at the edge between design and computation, applying computational techniques to design problems on a variety of scales: from product to urban design, from architecture to regional planning.

The research at the Design & Computation Group explores the potential of computational approaches to design and provides innovative and effective strategies to enable researchers and scholars in building solid methodologies for their design processes or research projects.

  • DCG Lectures: Group Session

  • April 24, 2018 | events, home, news

    On April 9 we hosted another DCG Lectures event, taking advantage of the visit of Daniel Lenz and Victor Sardenberg. The event took place in room 5.0.10 (building 5, FAUL) starting at 9h30. Each presentation should take around 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for Q&A. The timetable of the presentations will be the following: 9h30 – Daniel Lenz – URBANO. DOS MODELOS […]

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  • DCG Lectures: A Realidade é um Lugar Estranho – Victor Sardenberg

  • April 24, 2018 | events, home, news

    Esta apresentação foca em projetos especulativos que produzem caricaturas de tendências arquitetônicas contemporâneas. Estratégias como sampling e remixing por meio de modelagem computacional são utilizadas para produzir uma diferente relação com a história da arquitetura. The lecture will take place on April 06 at 10h30, in room 5.0.10 (Pav. 5, Faculdade de Arquitetura, Universidade de Lisboa). Victor […]

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  • DCG Lectures: URBANO: Dos Modelos do Séc. XIX à Abordagem Computacional Complexa – Daniel Lenz

  • April 24, 2018 | events, home, news

    O desenvolvimento das teorias da informação ao longo do século XX é marco de início de uma mudança de paradigma da nossa forma de ver o mundo. Isso implica em reformulação dos modelos explicativos. Envolvido por esse pensamento, fazemos um breve levantamento da evolução dos modelos sobre o urbano, que também tem absorvido vários princípios […]

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  • Design Computing Summer School 2018

  • March 25, 2018 | events, news

    The Design Computation Summer School 2018 is an initiative of the Design and Computation Group (DCG) of Faculdade de Arquitetura, University of Lisbon. It will be a space for discussing new ideas and new applications of advanced concepts in architecture and urbanism by exploring the given tools and methods. The main idea of this set of workshops is to […]

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  • DCG Lectures: Supergrid: o kit de partes como gramática da forma – Pedro Engel

  • March 25, 2018 | events, news

    Os exercício de kit-de-partes pertencem a uma tradição didática onde a composição arquitetônica é limitada pelo uso de uma coleção específica de elementos e por regras claras de combinação. Um kit-de-partes pode ser entendido como uma gramática arquitetônica e, portanto, é passível de codificação. O Supergrid é um algoritmo que explora o potencial computacional implícito […]

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  • DCG Lectures: on Urban Space

  • November 10, 2017 | events, news

    Wednesday, 15th of November 2017, starting at 9h30 at the Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.11. This session will be dedicated to Urban Space, with guest lecturers: Morning: 9h30 Teresa Heitor Contribuição da teoria da logica social do espaço para a construção de conhecimento baseado em evidência  10h00 Luiz Amorim Urban texture and space configuration:integrating socio-spatial […]

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  • LAFIS

  • Laboratório de Fotografia e Imagem de Síntese

    The Laboratório de fotografia e Imagem de Síntese (Lafis) was sanctioned at a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Architecture at July 6, 2005 , thus being recognized as an area of interest to the Faculty of Architecture. It …

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  • Laboratório de Fotografia e Imagem de Síntese

    The Laboratório de fotografia e Imagem de Síntese (Lafis) was sanctioned at a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Architecture at July 6, 2005 , thus being recognized as an area of interest to the Faculty of Architecture. It …

  • LD3D

  • Laboratório de Digitalização 3D

    The LD3D Lab is a structure of the Faculty of Architecture that aggregates a set of devices for three-dimensional scanning. Its mission focuses primarily on supporting research activities in the field of three-dimensional scan applied to conservation, architecture and design, in …

  • LD3D

  • Laboratório de Digitalização 3D

    The LD3D Lab is a structure of the Faculty of Architecture that aggregates a set of devices for three-dimensional scanning. Its mission focuses primarily on supporting research activities in the field of three-dimensional scan applied to conservation, architecture and design, in …

  • LPR

  • Laboratório de Prototipagem Rápida

    Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (LPR) aims at enrichening the academic training in Architecture, Urbanism and Design through the use of information technologies, promoting an innovative approach to the training of these creative professions complementing traditional method of architectural design studio. LPR …

  • LPR

  • Laboratório de Prototipagem Rápida

    Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (LPR) aims at enrichening the academic training in Architecture, Urbanism and Design through the use of information technologies, promoting an innovative approach to the training of these creative professions complementing traditional method of architectural design studio. LPR …

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  • Alberti Digital

  • Tradition and innovation in the architectural theory and practice in Portugal

    (2010-2013) The Alberti Digital is a research project funded by FCT, and it results from collaboration among several institutions. Based in Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, it also involves researchers from the University of Lisbon, namely the Faculty …

  • Alberti Digital

  • Tradition and innovation in the architectural theory and practice in Portugal

    (2010-2013) The Alberti Digital is a research project funded by FCT, and it results from collaboration among several institutions. Based in Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, it also involves researchers from the University of Lisbon, namely the Faculty …

  • City Induction

  • A generative urban design research project, supported by FCT

    (2008 – 2011) Urban planning and design have a considerable impact on the economic performance of cities and on the quality of life of the population. Efficiency at this level is hampered by the lack of integrated instruments for formulating, …

  • City Induction

  • A generative urban design research project, supported by FCT

    (2008 – 2011) Urban planning and design have a considerable impact on the economic performance of cities and on the quality of life of the population. Efficiency at this level is hampered by the lack of integrated instruments for formulating, …

  • Measuring Urbanity

  • Generative patterns of re­urbanization for sustainable extensive towns.

    (2012 –       ) The proposed research tries to addresses the problem of developing sustainable urban solutions for scattered low density territories throughout Portuguese territory by looking at time­tested recurrent design patterns drawn from Portuguese vernacular historical settlements. …

  • Measuring Urbanity

  • Generative patterns of re­urbanization for sustainable extensive towns.

    (2012 –       ) The proposed research tries to addresses the problem of developing sustainable urban solutions for scattered low density territories throughout Portuguese territory by looking at time­tested recurrent design patterns drawn from Portuguese vernacular historical settlements. …

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