Marvão Traditional Architecture
Summer School 2018
* Students must be in Madrid or Lisbon on July 15th evening
- This program will take place in the Marvão area, in the Alto Alentejo Portuguese region.
- Local traditional urbanism, architecture and building details will be studied in order to create a preservation and new traditional building manual for the area.
- During the last days upgrade proposals for different public places of the town will be designed, using the manual previously developed as a guideline for them.
- Hand drawing and measuring buildings will be the main activity to be developed each day.
- Experts in local vernacular architecture and building techniques will be lecturing on diverse related topics.
- There will be trips around this region and some workshops and building sites will be visited too.
Number of participants
- The Fundaçao Serra Henriques offers eight grants to students from the Universities of Beira Interior (UBI), Coimbra, Évora, Gallaecia (ESG), ISCTE, Lusíada, Porto (FAUP) e Trás-os-Montes (UTAD).
- Alireza and Mina Sagharchi offer one grant covering the fee of the Summer School.
- Kalam offers a contract of at least one year to the best or most interested and engaged student from the Summer School
The Summer School is organized by:
Thanks to the support of:
With the collaboration of:
Escola Superior Gallaecia, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) and Universidade de Évora (Portugal), Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Spain), the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), the School of Architecture of the Judson University, the School of Architecture of the University of Miami and the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT), the Câmara Municipal de Marvão, the Junta de Freguesia de Beirã and Anta Association.
He is member of various other international institutions directioned for the defense, support and practice of traditional architecture and urbanism. He has been recently nominated coordinator of the “Heritage College” of the portuguese “Ordem dos Arquitetos”. He is lecturer guest in seminars at several institutions such as the Universities of Ferrara, Bologna and Florence in Italy and of the Rome Study Center of the University of Notre Dame in the U.S.A.. He is the author of numerous articles and books on architecture and urbanism.
In his career as an architect he was awarded with prizes such as the “Prix Européen Pour la Reconstruction de la Ville”/ 2011 of the “Foundation Philippe Rotthier”, Bruxelles, whith is work “Casa do Médico de São Rafael”, in Sines.
As a pro-active advocate of sustainability and heritage conservation, she was appointed as the International Representative and Founding Chair of the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) Philippines Chapter. She is also one of the founding members of the Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Resilient Environments (ASSURE), a non-profit organization who assisted on the rehabilitation plans of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name “Yolanda”) devastated towns.
Currently, she is a research associate and a tenured faculty at the University of Santo Tomas – Graduate School and the College of Architecture with the rank of Assistant Professor IV, the Vice President on Programs of the United Architects of the Philippines – Manila Atelier Chapter, and a consultant of local governments in the Philippines on creating sustainable development plans of towns and cities, tourism planning, and sustainable transport focusing on walkability.
He is currently a member of the national governing board of the College of Architects, having before served in the Portuguese Urban Planners Association. He was also a Board member and founder of the Portuguese chapter of INTBAU and coordinated the edition of the Proceedings of the Ibero-American Congress of Urbanism in Sintra.
Author of several publications in scientific journals, on the spatial planning of the Lisbon metropolitan area and contemporary architecture in Galicia, among many others. He is member of the 3D Past research team, Living & Virtual Visiting European World Heritage, led by Escola Superior Gallaecia and funded by the Creative Europe program. In the professional practice, he has design both new buildings and rehabilitations, and regularly works as a consultant in Portuguese municipal and regional plans.
Alejandro García Hermida
Faculty and coordination
His professional practice has focused on the restoration and study of diverse historic buildings and archaeological sites of many types and chronologies in Spain, Morocco and Peru. He is the Coordinator in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition and the National Directory of Traditional Building Craftsmans; Activities Coordinator of the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize; Member of the Board of Terrachidia NGO (whose work received the INTBAU Excellence Award for Community Engagement in 2015), Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain and professor at the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional.
Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa
She has been a construction manager in some rehabilitation building projects in Casamace, Senegal, and has collaborated in several workshops of restoration of historic buildings and related projects with Terrachidia NGO in Mhamid, Morocco. She is a member of the coordination team in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Building Arts and the National Network of Traditional Building Masters; Activities Coordination Assistant of the Rafael Manzano Prize and Board Assistant of INTBAU Spain.
He is a partner at the firm of Martinez Alvarez Urban Design, Architecture & Interior Design. In the 20 plus years of the firm, the work has ranged in scale and complexity from small, hand crafted houses to campus design and institutional buildings. The larger body of work and on-going creative research includes residential projects in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Bay Point and Palm Beach, Florida; campus buildings at the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Coconut Grove and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens; single and multi-family dwellings in the New Urban Towns of Windsor, Alys Beach in Florida, and Tannin in Alabama; and historic preservation projects in the City of Miami, Coral Gables, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and Boston, Massachusetts. Through a national RFQ selection process, the firm was recently selected as one of the Preservation Consulting Architectural Firms for the City of Coral Gables and as the Consulting Architects for the Town of Medley providing services in preservation architectural design including historic preservation documentation and assessment.
Miller has contributed to making urbanism an important feature in Judson program with regenerative urbanism projects sited in city centers to solve contemporary problems of large buildings in historic settings, of sustainability, and in the common local desire for continuity in architecture and context. His pedagogical innovations have included a curricular concentration in traditional architecture and urbanism that has sprung from a decade of student interest. He authors the civismandcities site as a student work portfolio and as a resource to those theorizing and building a responsive and meaningful built environment.
In 2014, he was a co-author for the endowment brief on Beauty in the Thriving Cities Project at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia. This year, Miller is working with a team preparing the Urban Thinkers Campus in Jakarta, under the auspices of the UN Habitat, to build awareness in the world’s churches to the importance of the built environment and to promote a moral dimension of the cities we build.
She was Visiting Professor at the ‘Unió d’empresaris de la construcció’ of Catalonia and Associate Professor of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, co-director of the “XXXVIII Curset AADIPA 2015: Traditional architecture: the essence or the form” and of the first edition of the Traditional Building Course in Girona, both organized by the Institute of Architects of Catalonia. She has written several articles in professional journals and was co-author of the book Experiences réhabilitation Méditerranéennes, edited by Rehabimed. She is a Professor at the Escola Superior Gallaecia since 2012 and Deputy Director of the Architecture and Urbanism Master since 2016. She has been awarded the First Iberian Award for “Research on Traditional Architecture” (2011-2012) and the First Prize “XII Premis Ecoviure y las instalaciones construcciones sostenibles” (2014).
CHAIA | Universidade de Évora
The main objects of her research are Portuguese gardens and landscape, as a legacy of the Mediterranean Matrix, and Theory of Landscape Architecture. She is coordinator of the research on Landscape in CHAIA.
She has co-coordinated the International “Art of Gardens Books” (2012-2013) and “An Ecology before Ecology” (2013-2014) Series of Seminars and, with other colleagues, has organized for the past four years the International Cycle of Seminars “Landscape and Heritage”(2011-2015). From 2005 to 2015 she has been coordinator of several research teams regarding the Garden of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and is the author of The Garden (2006), and co-author of Gulbenkian. Architecture and Landscape (2006) and Edifícios e Jardim. Renovação (1998-2014) (2015).
Francisco Javier Castilla Pascual
He has collaborated in the CIAT-UPM, Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
As a researcher he has visited several universities in Venezuela (Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida), New México University (Alburquerque, USA) and Cal Poly (Pomona, California, USA). He has taken part in the organization and moderation of congresses, conferences and workshops on traditional rammed earth and modern earth construction. He is author and co-author of numerous articles and book chapters related to the intervention and valorization of historical heritage built with earth.
Alexandre Castro Gamelas
With Catarina Santos he started their eponymous Architecture firm located in downtown Porto, Portugal, in 2011. Their focus is on private residential projects, with a strong emphasis on decoration and interior design. Beyond their work in Portugal the office coordinates and collaborates with international teams of consultants, builders, artisans, architects and decorators. In the past years the company has developed projects for private residences in prestige locations such as Greenwich and Southampton in the US and Gstaad in Switzerland, as well as a large new duplex apartment on Park Avenue, New York, currently under development. The two are also the mentors and editors of oldportuguesestuff.com , a fully searchable online platform of images which showcases traditional Portuguese Architecture and objects.
Leopoldo Gil Cornet
As an architect of the Institución Príncipe de Viana, he has led numerous projects for the conservation and restoration of several monuments from Navarra, such as the Medieval Tower of the Señorío de Ayanz, 1998-2000 (Silver medal of the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos, 2000), the Frente de Francia of the Pamplona walls, 2000-2009 (European Union International Prize of Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Prize 2012, conservation category), and the Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles, 1982-2012. He was awarded the Rafael Manzano Martos Prize in 2012. He was awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998.
Jaime de Hoz Onrubia
Among his multiple works, he was headed to the preservation of the Reales Alcázares of Seville from 1970 to 1991, chaired the works commission of the Real Patronato of the Alhambra and the Generalife from 1971 to 1981 (Shiller Prize for Restoration of Monuments in 1980), and headed up the preservation of the ancient Caliphal city of Medina Azahara from 1975 to 1985. He has published diverse texts on Medieval and Islamic architecture. He is a member of many national and international institutions, such as Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando; the Royal Academies of History and Fine Arts of Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Écija, Toledo and La Coruña; and the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras. He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Fine Arts of Spain and, in 2010, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, and he is Comendador con Placa de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio.
José Luís Possolo de Saldanha
He started his teaching activity lecturing in the Architecture degree of the Universidade Moderna, in Lisbon (1996-2003), and the Centro Regional das Beiras of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Viseu (2004-2009). He is an assistant-professor at ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute since 2006, where he is the Head of the Architecture and Urbanism Department since July 2016. He was also the President of ISCTE’s Pedagogical Council from 2013 to 2014. He develops his academic research activities at the Dinâmia CET-IUL Research Unit, having participated in several Research Projects funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. He has taken part in the organization and moderation of congresses, conferences and exhibitions in Portugal and abroad: at Centro Cultural de Belém, La Triennalle di Milano, Università IUAV di Venezia, the University of Liverpool and others. He is author and co-author of numerous articles, books and book chapters, both in Portugal as in other countries.
Fernando Vela Cossío
Specialist in built heritage and archeology of architecture, he has led archeological works and historical research projects of numerous Spanish monuments and he has participated in conservation and restoration projects of historical buildings, mainly with Medieval or Modern chronology. He is the main researcher of the project San Miguel de Piura: primera fundación española en el Perú and scientific coordinator of the Iberoamerican Network of Colonial Urbanism Research [RII_uc]. He is a chair member of the Sociedad Española de Historia de la Construcción (SEHC), member of the Instituto de Investigación del Patrimonio Cultural del Perú (Universidad Ricardo Palma) and member of the Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce (Segovia).
Weekly Blog by our participants in the different editions of our Summer School
It was the 29th of July at 9pm in the town of Amaiur. The whole village was quiet and one can only hear the sounds of nature and whispers between the participants. Every single one of us were focused on the task at hand, as we were all determined to finish our work...read more
Monday morning came and everyone was still hung up on our trip to Pamplona. I had just woken up from hearing alarms ringing, rushing footsteps, locker keys turning, and people talking -the short vacation was done and it was time to get back to work. Breakfast was...read more
The first week -though fun and wonderful- was quite stressful and hectic. We were all ready for a little break and were looking forward to visiting Pamplona that Sunday. The weather during the past days had been quite odd with temperature fluctuating throughout the...read more