Habitar-envelhecer no séc. XXI, entre a luz e textura

  • Mauro Leandro Almeida Rebelo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The goal of this work is to understand which is the type of housing preference in an architecture view, where the “elderly” is audience target. Being the main theme about "aging in the XXI century", the sub-theme of the paper is looking for a sober way to fit the main theme and architectural concept used for the project. Light and texture was the sub-theme chosen that presents two unique words that live from architecture and the architecture live from those words. From the analysis and research of some books, it became clear what implies the state of aging in man and especially the way they live the city. Even more importantly is the problem of population aging that resents on the economy, on the social state of the country and the consequences that these brings to the cities and reflect in architecture. So, this work allows checking out some ways to overcome the problems of dwelling in old age without the need to use specialized facilities for this purpose, households, or the machine housing of the elderly.
Date of AwardDec 2011
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio da Silva Ferreira de Carvalho (Supervisor) & Gonçalo de Sousa Byrne (Co-Supervisor)


  • Architecture
  • Light
  • Texture
  • Age
  • Mobility
  • Public space
  • Private area for collective use new types


  • Mestrado em Arquitetura

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