The center aims to promote artistic, scientific, technological and interdisciplinary research (in close relationship with Art, Engineering, Geography, History, Philosophy and Social and Human Sciences) in the fields of architecture, construction, design, urban planning and related areas from an integrated vision of the discipline in close relationship with the didactics and project practices of architecture and urban planning of the School of Porto.
The center is based at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in its own facilities designed for the development of advanced research activities in the area of architecture and urban planning. It has studio-rooms for the research groups and their ongoing projects, as well as for integrating individual researchers who develop research actions in close correlation with the center's activity.
As an organic unit of the University of Porto, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) is a centre for the creation, transmission and diffusion of disciplinary knowledge in the area of architecture, construction and urban studies. FAUP, also known as "Porto school", is a worldwide reference in Architecture graduation and one of the very few schools in the world that has as former students and professors, two Pritzker prize winners: architects Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura.
Research GroupsAMH Architecture and Modes of Inhabiting
José Miguel Rodrigues
Permanent External Scientific Advisory Committee
Professor Doutor Antón González-Capitel Martínez
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid
Professor Doutor Franz Graf
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Professor Doutor Vitor Manuel Guimarães Veríssimo Serrão
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa