>>Daniel Mateus

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  • Bio

  • Collaborating Researcher at CIAUD (Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design) at the Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, in Computation applied to Architecture, Urbanism and Design.

    His research interests deal with the application of Computation in Architecture, Urbanism and Design, including generative digital design systems (shape grammars, procedural modeling, parametric modeling), programming and digital fabrication. His research looks to frame these computational instruments into the theme of the relationship between Shape and Energy, elaborating more efficient shapes and materials from the standpoint of its energy performance.

    Daniel Mateus has a pre-Bologna degree in Architecture, from the Technical Higher Institute (IST) of the Technical University of Lisbon, since 2005.

    Between 2005 and 2007, he was part of the winning teams of the competition for the “Conversion of Spaces destined to the Department of Engineering and Management (DEG)” and the competition for the “Conversion of Spaces destined to the Directive Council and the Scientific Council”, both for the Central Pavilion of the Technical Higher Institute (IST) of the Technical University of Lisbon. These same teams were responsible for the Execution Project and the Construction Work Monitoring, related to these two projects.

    Between 2006 and 2011, he worked in Portugal and Angola, collaborating in architecture studios in the elaboration of Architecture and Urbanism Projects. Among the works in which he collaborated, it can be highlighted the Urban Allotment for the Quilemba Land Reserve, the Urban Allotment for the Tucuve Land Reserve, the Municipal Plan for Namacunde and the Master Plan for the City of Luena, all of them in Angola.

    In 2012 and 2013, he also worked in Portugal in the field of Real Estate.

    In September of 2013 he started the PhD in Architecture, Specialization in Design and Computation, at the Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. He defended his thesis, “Energy-based Design: Digital Design of Building Envelopes”, in September of 2020, having been Approved with Distinction.

    Between January 2014 and May 2016, he was also part of the team of the Research Project “Tecton 3D – Digital Mockup: Touching the 3rd Dimension” (PTDC / EEI-SII / 3154/2012), link: This research project was funded by FCT and developed a software application for procedural modeling, in an immersive virtual reality environment, for the initial phase of architectural projects.

    Between December 2014 and August 2015, he was a AUSMIP+ research fellow, a mobility program funded by the European Commission, at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, with the goal of developing the research he carried out under his PhD.

    Between May and June 2018, he was also a research fellow of the Erasmus+ program, funded by the European Commission, at Penn State University, in the United States of America, in order to develop a period of his PhD with one of his supervisors.




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    Conference Proceedings: 

    Mateus, Daniel, and José Pinto Duarte. 2016. “A grammar-based system for building envelope design to maximize PV performance”. In 11th Conference on Avanced Building Skins 10-11 October 2016, edited by Advanced Building Skins GmbH, 19-27. Bern, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-98120539-8.

    Mateus, Daniel, José Pinto Duarte, and Vítor Leal. 2015. “Towards a grammar-based system for the design of building envelopes that maximize the capture of solar energy”. In 10th Conference on Avanced Building Skins 3-4 November 2015, edited by EF ECONOMIC FORUM, 52-61. Bern, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-98120538-1.

    Mateus, Daniel, Maurício Sousa, Rui de Klerk, Sandra Gama, Joaquim Jorge, and José Pinto Duarte. 2015. “From Tecton to Technos: going back to the classical roots of Architecture using virtual reality”. In Real Time Extending the Reach of Computation – Proceedings of the 33th eCAADe Conference, 16-18 September, 2015, edited by Bob Martens et al., 107-116. TU Wien, Austria. ISBN 9789491207082.

    Mateus, Daniel, Eduardo Castro e Costa, José Pinto Duarte, and Joaquim Jorge. 2014. “Tecton 3D – Simulacros Digitais: Modelando a Terceira Dimensão. Análise de Softwares de Modelação 3D”. In Arquitecturas do Mar, da Terra e do Ar – Arquitectura e Urbanismo na Geografia e na Cultura, 2014, edited by AEAULP, 383-390. Lisboa, Portugal. ISBN 978-150-2424-95-2.



    Mateus, Daniel Fernando Tomé – Projeto baseado em Energia: Projeto Digital de Envelopes de Edifícios. – Lisboa : FA, 2020. Tese de Doutoramento.



    Jorge, J., Duarte, J., Lopes, D., Costa, E. Mateus, D., Klerk, R., Bruno, L., Sousa, M.. 2016. Tecton 3D Digital Mockup: Touching the 3rd Dimension Final Report, INESC-ID TechReport, vimmi/02/2016.