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COMOCO Nelson Mota, Susana Constantino y Luís Miguel Correia.

Nelson Mota, Susana Constantino and Luís Miguel Correia.

Nelson Mota (Mesão-Frio, 1973). Architect, graduated from the Department of Architecture at the University of Coimbra (DARQ|UC). Currently holds a position as lecturer and researcher at the TU Delft with a special focus on the interwoven relation between modernity, housing and identity. Tutor of seminars and design studios in the pedagogical activities of the Chair Architecture and Dwelling at the Faculty of Architecture – TU Delft. Invited scholar in the postgraduate course of The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design. Previously, held positions as lecturer in Architectural Design at the EUAC (Universitary School of Arts of Coimbra) and at DARQ|UC. He is currently finishing a PhD at the TU Delft, on the topic of Housing Design, Modernity and the Vernacular. Holds a post-graduation Master in Architecture, Territory and Memory from the DARQ|UC since 2006, with the dissertation “A Arquitectura do Quotidiano. Privado e público no espaço doméstico da burguesia portuense no final do século XIX” (Everyday Architecture. Privacy and publicity in the domestic space of Porto’s bourgeoisie at the end of the 19th century). Professional experience as an architect with projects designed and built in different categories such as housing, rehabilitation of civic spaces, commercial and public buildings and ephemeral constructions. Winner and short-listed in several academic and professional prizes. Among them, winner of the 1st Távora Prize in 2006, winner of the “Alexandre Herculano” 2003 National Architectural Prize, and winner of the 2013 National Prize for Architecture in Wood. In 2010 has published the book “A Arquitectura do Quotidiano”, Coimbra: Edarq, 2010 [available here]. Finalist in the FAD Prize 2011 category Though and Criticism.

Susana Constantino (Braga 1974). Architect from the Department of Architecture (d|arq) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (1992-1999). Master in Rehabilitation of the Built Environment (d|arq and Department of Civil Engineering FCTUC), 2009, with the dissertation “Arquitectura de Cine-Teatros: evolução e registo [1927-1945]. Equipamentos Culturais e de lazer em Portugal no Estado Novo” (The architecture of Cine-Teatros: evolution and register [1927-1945]. Cultural and Leisure Equipments in Portugal at the Estado Novo). Tutor at the Mindelo International Urban Rehabilitation Seminar – Cap Vert, organised by Centro de Estudos do Departamento de Arquitectura da FCTUC (CeArq), Atelier MAR e Mindelo Escola Internacional de Arte (M_EIA). Published article “No centro: desenho da frente de mar” na revista ecdj, nº10 “Reabilitação Urbana – Mindelo”, March 2007. In 2010 has published the book “Arquitectura de Cine Teatros: Evolução e Registo [1927—1959] Equipamentos de cultura e lazer em Portugal no Estado Novo”, Coimbra: Almedina, 2010 [available here].

Luís Miguel Correia (Coimbra, 1970). Architect from the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (DARQ|FCTUC). Master in Building Science from the Department of Civil Engineering (FCTUC), with the dissertation “Castelos em Portugal. Retrato do seu perfil arquitectónico [1509-1949]” (Castles in Portugal. A portrait of its architectural profile [1509-1949]). Currently pursues a Ph.D at DARQ|FCTUC on the theme “Relação entre o monumento e o lugar. As Zonas Especiais de Protecção” (Relation between Monument and Place. Heritage’s special protection areas). Has several papers and lectures delivered at national and international conferences, mainly within the research field of heritage, territory and landscape. Teaching Assistant at DARQ|FCTUC in the chairs of Architectural Project and Architectural Research Seminar. Author and co-author of several projects on different categories such as housing, rehabilitation of civic spaces, commercial and public buildings and ephemeral constructions. Special reference to projects developed for heritage buildings and sites in collaboration with the former Portuguese Architectural Heritage Institute and General Board for the Buildings and National Monuments. Winner and short-listed in several prizes. In 2010 has published the book “Castelos em Portugal. Retrato do seu perfil arquitectónico [1509-1949]”, Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2010 [available here].

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