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LDAC2019 - 7th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop (11 - 13 June 2019)

We are hereby happy to announce that the next LDAC workshop will take place from 11 to 13 June 2019 in Lisbon. The 7th edition of Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop will be hosted by the Design and Computation Group (DCG) at the University of Lisbon. All preliminary information about LDAC2019 in Lisbon can be found at http://linkedbuildingdata.net/ldac2019/. Some important dates for paper submissions and presentation proposals: – paper […]

DCG Lectures: Group Session

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Design Computing Summer School 2018
Design Computing Summer School 2018

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 […]

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

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 […]

DCG Lectures: on Urban Space

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 […]

DCG Lectures: Arte, imagens algorítmicas e diversidade cultural – Vanessa Rosa
DCG Lectures: Arte, imagens algorítmicas e diversidade cultural – Vanessa Rosa

Serão apresentados os projetos desenvolvidos no último ano pela artista visual Vanessa Rosa, muitos destes sendo fruto da colaboração com outros artistas e pesquisadores (em especial Veronica Natividade e Wenqi Li). Tais projetos trabalham sobretudo com pintura, mas combinam design paramétrico, fabricação digital e computação criativa com uma estética baseada em decorações geométricas tradicionais de […]

DCG lectures: Social Computing Models of Design Creativity with John Gero
DCG lectures: Social Computing Models of Design Creativity with John Gero

September 26 at 9h30, at Sala Raínha Sonja (CUBO) of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon. This talk commences by outlining a process-based framework for creativity before introducing the foundational concepts of situated cognition as a basis for social computing models of creativity. The situated cognition concepts are grouped under: • social interaction • […]

“Sobre o ensino da Arquitectura e o futuro profissional do Arquitecto”

O Professor José Nuno Beirão (DCG/FAUL) publicou recentemente um artigo no Jornal dos Arquitectos “Sobre o ensino da Arquitectura e o futuro profissional do Arquitecto – O Papel da Arquitectura nas sociedades criativas“, onde reflecte sobre as qualidades da formação em Arquitectura e da necessidade de a complementar com formação em tecnologias da informação.   Link […]

DCG lectures: PhD day
DCG lectures: PhD day

Thursday,9th of February 2017, starting at 9h30 at the Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.9. This session will be dedicated to the presentation of results of ongoing PhD researches: Morning: 10h00 Rui de Klerk Ontologies and Shape Grammars in the generation of street profiles 10h30 Deborah Macêdo Data collection and constructive classification of […]

DCG lecture: Towards the theory of Solid Voids with Rusne Sileryte
DCG lecture: Towards the theory of Solid Voids with Rusne Sileryte

This thursday, 4th of August 2016, at 18:00, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 6.1.2 Urbanized areas can be conceived as a complex compound of systems, which needs to be simplified based on deliberate considerations and scientific assumptions in order to be assessed. The representation of urban open spaces is not a straight forward problem […]

Humanity and the Architect
Humanity and the Architect

http://pontosdevista.pt/2016/04/18/a-humanidade-e-o-arquiteto/ José Duarte’s interview in Pontos de Vista magazine, about Humanity and the Architect – in Portuguese, translated below:   Education and formation: through the lens of a professor Humanity and the architect “First of all, I want students to become sensitive to the problems that humanity is facing today, trying with them to find […]

DCG lecture: Proposições artísticas para transformação de espaços públicos no contexto da zona portuária do Rio de Janeiro with Vanessa Rosa
DCG lecture: Proposições artísticas para transformação de espaços públicos no contexto da zona portuária do Rio de Janeiro with Vanessa Rosa

Segunda-feira, dia 2 de Maio de 2016, às 11h30 na Faculdade de Arquitetura (UL), Pavilhão de Pós-Graduação (edifício 5). Será apresentado a história da zona portuária do Rio de Janeiro, conhecida como “Pequena África” como forma de contextualizar as reivindicações atuais de território e de reconhecimento de grupos culturais. A experiência de algumas pessoas influentes […]

DCG lecture: Graph Theory and Architectural Designs with Krishnendra Shekhawat
DCG lecture: Graph Theory and Architectural Designs with Krishnendra Shekhawat

Tueaday, 12th of January 2016, at 14h30, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.13 One of the initial stages of architectural design process is concerned with the generation of planar floor plans while satisfying the given topological and dimensional constraints. Mathematically, the topological constraints given in terms of adjacency relations among rooms fall in the […]

DCG lectures: Mass Customization of Housing

Tuesday, 22nd of September 2015, starting at 10h00 at the Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.13. This session will be dedicated to the use of shape grammars in Mass Customization of Housing, presenting: 10h00 – José Pinto Duarte on “Mass Customization of Housing – new construction” 10h45 – Sara Eloy on “Mass Customization of Housing – […]

DCG lecture: An application of Shape Grammar to the design of steel tubular spatial trusses
DCG lecture: An application of Shape Grammar to the design of steel tubular spatial trusses

Thursday, 23rd of July 2015, at 11h30, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.9 This work presents an application of Shape Grammar (SG) in automatic design of spatial trusses (ST) manufactured with tubular steel members. SG is a powerful approach for geometric parameterization based on set of rules and recursive application over an initial shape. This strategy […]

PhD defense: Isa Clara Neves
PhD defense: Isa Clara Neves

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015, at 14h30, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Queen Sonja Auditorium (CUBO) DCG invites you to attend Isa Clara Neves’ PhD defense. She will talk about her research on Scientific Approach to Project in Computational Architecture Perspective: Hochschule für Gestaltung – Ulm

PhD defense: Mário Barros
PhD defense: Mário Barros

Thursday, 23rd July 2015, at 14h30, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Queen Sonja Auditorium (CUBO) Mário Barros‘ PhD defense, about his research on Mass Customization in the Furniture Design Industry: the case of Thonet Chairs. “Thank you for your presence and support in the PhD defense in the past Thursday. The defense went really well! I send the photo with the […]

PhD defense: Nuno Montenegro
PhD defense: Nuno Montenegro

Nuno Montenegro Doctoral Thesis: CityPlan – Towards development of a methodology and computational tool to support urban design. Session 20/7/2015 – 14:30h Cubo (from left to right: Paulo Urbano, Francisco Serdoura, Teresa Heitor, Nuno Montenegro, Pedro George, Alexandra Paio, José P. Duarte -Sup. and David Viana).

DCG lecture: A Brazilian experience – fostering digital integration at LAMO and FAU-UFRJ
A Brazilian experience: fostering digital integration at LAMO and FAU-UFRJ

Thursday, 23rd of July 2015, at 10h30, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.9 This presentation will share the Gonçalo Castro Henriques’ recent experience at the federal university of Rio de Janeiro, presenting «LAMO – Laboratório de Modelos 3d e fabricação digital» (laboratory of 3d models and digital fabrication) and a brief resume of the lab history, […]

DCG lecture: New Intelligent Design Techniques for Architectural Project with Manuela Ruiz Montiel
DCG lecture: New Intelligent Design Techniques for Architectural Project with Manuela Ruiz Montiel

28th of May 2015, 10h00 at the Faculty of Architecture (UL) – Doct. Pavilion classroom 5.0. In this presentation Manuela Ruiz Montiel will talk about some techniques and experiences related to the use of computers in order to suggest starting points in the context of housing design. These techniques are mainly based in shape grammars and machine learning methods. So […]

DCG lecture: Mathematics-aided Architectural Design with Krishnendra Shekhawat
DCG lecture: Mathematics-aided Architectural Design with Krishnendra Shekhawat

Thursday, 14th of May 2015, at 10h00, Faculty of Architecture (UL), Post-Graduation Pavilion room 5.0.9 DCG will be hosting a lecture by Krishnendra Shekhawat regarding the automated generation of floor plan layouts which might speed the production of design documents, reduce errors and omissions, and provide inexpensive and vivid visualizations. Using some mathematical techniques, in this […]

Shape Grammar Workshop in Kyoto Institute of Technology
Shape Grammar Workshop in Kyoto Institute of Technology

DCG were in Kyoto last week for monitoring a Workshop on Shape Grammars applied to product design and engineering. The Workshop was held in Kyoto Institute of Technology, from 9th to 11th March 2015, and was sponsored by Kyoto Design Lab. Nearly 30 participants attended the Workshop, mostly Japanese but also from Spain and Turkey. […]