Anjos, Lisboa, 2014

Tigre Papel, Lisboa, 2016

Liverpool, Lisboa, 2009

Paredes, Alenquer, 2017

Zaire, Lisboa, 2011

Valmor, Lisboa, 2017

Escoural, Lisboa, 2010

Av. E.U.A., Lisboa, 2016

Moçambique, Lisboa, 2010

Expo, Lisboa, 2010

Ajuda, Lisboa, 2007

Karmel, Torres Vedras, 2010

Eira da Palma, Tavira, 2009

1 Desde 2007 que tenho vindo a construir um caminho de convergência entre investigação e prática profissional. Enquanto investigador doutorado pela FAUP, tenho trabalhado no âmbito da história da arquitectura portuguesa e, mais recentemente, sobre os processos de participação e os movimentos sociais do pós-25 de Abril. A expressão dos meus projectos tem resultado de uma pesquisa em torno da identidade da arquitectura portuguesa e de um equilíbrio entre o desenho do lugar, a construção de um modo de habitar e uma ideia de conforto.

APP4

74-14 SAAL and Architecture

Portuguese Architecture and Identity.
The SAAL Process: an (un)repeatable dream.
Case study of Portela-Outurela, Oeiras.

Introduction: The Portela-Outurela operation of the SAAL [Local Ambulatory Support Service] programme and the 18 de Maio Residents’ Association, which is shortly to commemorate its 40th anniversary, achieved many of the objectives set out at the beginning of the process and now stands today as an example of the committed undertaking made between the technical team and the residents, between architecture and participation.

The project coordinated by the architect António Carvalho was managed on site by the younger members of the team, who had to adapt their models and methodologies to both the context and the difficulties created by intervening in the periphery of Lisbon and in slum areas. Different proposals were discussed at great length and resulted in pragmatic solutions adapted to the needs of most of the families concerned.

The evolution and enlargement of the houses over time and in accordance with the possibilities offered by the project, the neighbourhood’s state of conservation, the low costs of its maintenance and the levels of satisfaction of its residents, together with the creation of a coherent urban plan and a functional architecture adapted to the scale of the site and the urban centres of Portela and Outurela, are all fundamental data for any debate about rehousing processes and the role of architects and multidisciplinary technical teams in contemporary society.