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.



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.



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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.



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