>>Labs

In Design and Computation Group we have frequently established collaborations with several Laboratories of the Faculty of Architecture. Each Lab is typically specialized in a field relevant to Architecture and Design, run by experts in that field and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Projects run in collaboration with the Labs have always led to surprising results, often surpassing initial expectations.

We are open to extend collaborations with Labs outside the Faculty, towards an interdisciplinarity from which new ideas can be generated.

BEAM

Built Environment and Mobility Research Group

Welcome to the webpage of the Built Environment and Mobility (BEAM) research group. BEAM is integrated in the urbanism department of the Research Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD) from the Lisbon School of Architecture, and develops research on built environment and urban mobility. 

 

This is a multidisciplinary centre, with members from distinct backgrounds, applying different methodologies, from quantitative to qualitative methods, and has a strong focus on Geographic Information Systems. The research group assumes an operational and applied perspective, developing research focused on public policies, ranging from strict urban planning and mobility policies to the way in which the policies might contribute to more just, inclusive, accessible and multimodal cities.

We assume a broad perspective on the two main concepts of the research group. On one hand, the built environment is conceived as a vast group of topics, from regional and urban planning to functional and structural aspects, including the impact that social and political transformations have on the planning system, the territory and on mobility infrastructures, up to more detail aspects, focused on urban design and its relation with urban rehabilitation and active travel (walking and cycling). On the other hand, the urban mobility is seen not only has a manifestation of different transport modes movement but also has the result of the motility of individuals, which in turn is also a result of the accessibility conditions of different territories.

 

 

 

DUALab

Dinâmicas Urbanas e Ambientais

Coordenação: Francisco Serdoura

Equipa: José Luis crespo, José Nuno Beirão, José Vitor Correia, maria da Graça Moreira, Elisabete Rolo, João Carlos Marrana

O Grupo de Dinâmicas Urbanas e Ambientais [DUAlab], é uma equipa pluridisciplinar que integra investigadores do Centro de Investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design (CIAUD), alunos de doutoramento e de mestrado, da Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa (FA-ULisboa).

 

 

As temáticas de investigação que orientam este Grupo procuram sempre desenvolver uma visão pluridisciplinar dos assuntos e estudos, explorando abordagens integradas com vista a alcançar estratégias eficazes e inovadoras para os problemas e desafios que o ambiente construído colocam ao quotidiano das populações.

Essas temáticas desenvolvidas pelo Grupo encontram-se enquadradas nas linhas de investigação existentes no CIAUD, sendo objetivo geral contribuir com conhecimento inovador nas áreas: da arquitetura, do ambiente, das ciências humanas, da comunicação, do design, do planeamento e ordenamento do território.

MISSÃO:

O DUAlab tem por missão promover e desenvolver projetos de investigação (fundamental ou aplicada), enquadrar a realização de dissertações de mestrado (2º ciclo de estudos) e de teses de doutoramento (3º ciclo de estudos) em projetos de investigação em curso ou a propor, disseminar os resultados obtidos através dos processos de investigação, tanto com a realização de publicações como na organização e participação de eventos de carácter científico de âmbito nacional e internacional.

 

 

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 is a mission objective of  Lafis to promote the integration and  sharing of skills at university level, notably those related to computing and information technology, crossing information and experience with other operating units of the Faculty.

 

The main areas of research are:
– study and application of photography and image synthesis ;
– application and development of 3d modelling and design computer systems ;
– programming applications on geometry and image ;
– construction and development of databases.

 

 

 

 

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 addition to other possible areas.

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 is equipped with prototyping machinery, providing digital fabrication services, namely laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC milling. These technologies have been increasingly used by students and teachers in every field of the Faculty, from terrain models for urbanism to natural scale prototypes in product design.

Lab coordinator: Pedro Januário

LRV

Laboratório de Realidade Virtual

O Laboratório de Realidade Virtual (LRV) está direcionado para o auxílio na formação superior em arquitetura, urbanismo e design.

Por meio de diferentes ambientes de imersão dentro da realidade virtual, o LRV tem como objetivo oferecer suporte às atividades de projeto, possibilitando a visualização e a experimentação de modelos em ambiente próximo ao da realidade.

 

A interdisciplinaridade é matriz essencial para as atividades desenvolvidas no âmbito do laboratório, associando diferentes ferramentas computacionais e processos de projeto, modelação e análise.

Os diferentes ambientes virtuais disponibilizados no LRV complementam, ampliam e potenciam as atividades desenvolvidas no ambiente físico tradicional do estúdio.