Renovar na modernidade

  • Pedro Nuno Afonso Dias Vieira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


“Modernity Renewing” is the title of this project which analyses exhaustively urban management in an open urban space where the social involvement and ambience is very complex with its specific characteristics but also with its charm, ideal for an urban renewal. In urban renewals there has to be a constant awareness in the articulation between security, accessibility and harmony. The accessibility, useful information and the elements present for water and green spaces for a good living space. François Ascher (2012) in his ninth principle of new urbanism tries to offer in his public exterior spaces a quality equivalent to the interior private spaces. In order to act in the field of urbanism it is essential to understand the reasoning behind contemporary society which is in continual process of transformation called Modernity by François Ascher (2012). The renewal of this urban proposal includes a presentation of a practice which surpasses our surroundings widening it into the architect’s effort in social causes and consequently into a good quality habitat. There is a preoccupation and will to bring the public closer to architecture. It is a study directed to people in general. The architectural solution, a social stimulus functions as a compressing factor in this study, as well as the creation of and innovating ambiences which promote the well-being and a dynamic in a comfortable social living environment. This study does not only cover the modernisation of an empty urban space in buildings, but also the demand in new patterns of accessibility, in order to proceed to a better adaptation of the society in question. The free accessibility for all is the base of city life and social relationships, giving conditions of access to all citizens without any discrimination. With this study we conclude that living with pleasure is to generate solutions of project habitat enabling the stimulation of pleasurable living.
Date of Award16 Dec 2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio da Silva Ferreira de Carvalho (Supervisor) & Gonçalo Nuno Pinheiro de Sousa Byrne (Co-Supervisor)


  • Renewable
  • Accessibilities and living


  • Mestrado em Arquitectura

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