: mais com menos : um lugar alcançável

  • Daniela Filipa de Almeida Meneses (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This design work aims to reflect on the current issue of accessibility in the cities.
Generally, it refers, therefore, to the articulation and interaction between the concepts of city, architecture and society, included in this specific context. These themes are then applied and materialized on a project for a concrete reality and specific program.
Intending to understand which characteristics space design must have in order to enable its use by the whole society, the work focuses on the relationship between the three concepts, considering as starting point the city, its disorganized growth, constant transformation and important role in the different lifestyles of users, influencing and conditioning them. It is architecture that is responsible for the articulation and improvement of the relation between both.
How do we design a space reachable and accessible to the whole society? How a more simple and organized space best suits to different lifestyles and people? How do we realize that this space is really organized? These are some of the questions and concerns that structure and guide this work.
After the exposure of the theoretical assumptions, we proceed to the understanding of the place and to the implementation of the proposal itself. This, according to the acquired reality, makes the physical and social regeneration of the space concerned. Generally, it involves the creation of a simple space, which seeks the essentiality and at the same time integration to the city, always based on the desire of facilitating mobility to the entire society.
Date of Award2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio da Silva Ferreira de Carvalho (Supervisor), Gonçalo de Sousa Byrne (Co-Supervisor) & Carina Gisela Sousa Gomes (Co-Supervisor)


  • Accessibilities
  • City
  • Architecture
  • Society
  • Space design
  • Articulation
  • Urban regeneration
  • Simplicity
  • Essentiality
  • Integration


  • Mestrado em Arquitectura

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