1st Edition

Progress(es), Theories and Practices Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy

    The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - Progress(es) - Theories and Practices were compiled with the intent to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It aims also to foster the awareness of and discussion on the topics of Harmony and Proportion with a focus on different progress visions and readings relevant to Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Design, Engineering, Social and Natural Sciences, Technology and their importance and benefits for the community at large. Considering that the idea of progress is a major matrix for development, its theoretical and practical foundations have become the working tools of scientists, philosophers, and artists, who seek strategies and policies to accelerate the development process in different contexts.

    Part I Progress(es) – theories and practices

    Discovery, science and progress
    J. Seixas

    Anonymous as a theme of discontinuity in the culture of Italian architecture between the first and second halves of the 20th century: E.N. Rogers and L. Ricci 9
    G. Leoni

    Progress(es) in planning – theory and practice and the quest for activist modes
    J. Cabral

    Colour effects and human perception: Contributions to architecture and design project
    F. Moreira da Silva

    Part II Architecture/urbanism/design; (theory to practice)

    From potency in theory to act in practice
    J.L. Morgado

    From divine to human: Architecture and music celebrating the machine, but still searching for Plato
    C.G. Gonçalves

    Interstitial spatialities in progress: From identity to relationality
    A. Vasconcelos

    The bitter gifts of progress: Russian revolution, “barrackization” of living space and the poverty of experience
    I. Seits

    On progress: Remarks on the theoretical work of Adolf Loos
    J. Nunes

    The “anonymous” practice of construction and architectural theory: The tender age of the Form in the American industrial prototypes between 19th and 20th-century
    V. Quadrato

    More’s College: A case study in the eutopian praxis of deep heritage conservation

    Fernando Távora: The deontology of the journey as a form of cultural and personal progress
    R. Maddaluno

    Maquette-concept as project genesis in the teaching of architecture
    M. Louro

    Buildings and regenerative thinking: A forward perspective for sustainability
    E. Conte

    Progress, energy and architecture – The building as a power cell
    F. Oliveira

    Executing progress through the design-build platform
    K. O’Connor

    The void concept in building design
    J.N. Bastos

    Graphic dialogues: The progress of knowledge in design in the architecture studio
    A.R. Ortega & S.Weihermann

    Housing as a reflection of the human unconscious; the permanent flexibility in housing
    J. Jerónimo

    Living the contemporaneity: The idea of progress from the origins of the house
    C. Chiarantoni

    Progress and the happiness ideal: Materialisation of a utopia with the fortified enclave: The case of Casa Forte
    T. Fonseca, A. Fonseca & F. Moreira da Silva

    Towers in the contemporary city
    E. Kuchpil &A. Pimentel dos Santos

    The classical progress: French neoclassicism as “modern architecture”, a symbol of progress in the city of Recife, Brazil, in the 19th century
    G.M.de Carvalho

    Will stage and exhibition design save contemporary theatre?
    S. Centineo

    The Evolutive Design; the interpretation of the structure of the physical space in the architectural design
    C. Montalbano

    Urban restoration for territorial development
    G. Martines

    The green way of the Apulian Aqueduct. A regional corridor for the enhancement of the environmental heritage and local culture
    C. Montalbano & L. Guastamacchia

    “Rural villages” as engines of territory sustainable growth
    T. Basirico

    Studying and living in the city
    C. Chiarantoni, M.I. Marzulli & M. Persia

    Research and culturalist practice as a matrix for urban and architectural rehabilitation in Lisbon
    A. Santos Leite &A.M. Feliciano

    Architecture – a product for retail sale?
    M. Germano Marques

    The Portuguese city, 1930–1960: The progress of thinking as displayed in the architecture magazines
    J.C. Dias

    Drawing progress within the design process
    A. Moreira da Silva

    Sustainable design and technological innovation; New perspective for the traditional sector of the pottery
    A. Di Roma

    CACO: Promoting the progress of joinery in Brazil
    J. Cardoso Braga, F. Moreira da Silva, L.C. Paschoarelli & L. Ferrão

    Non-object; designing a conceptual model for the design process
    J. Silveira Dias

    Knit and technology: A long lasting friendship
    G. Montagna & L. Santos

    Prisoners of progress?Women, body and fashion in the 19th century: A reflection on city, society and conspicuous consumption
    M.J. Pereira Neto

    Part III Arts

    The art and architecture of inner progress: Four significances of contemporary creations
    S.F. Dias

    Progress and return: Chaos, action and aesthetic contemplation, or knowledge never begins at the beginning
    A.S. Guerreiro

    Am I always drawing the same drawing?
    A.L.M.M. Rodrigues

    Progress and regress: The current status of art in two post-communist countries
    G. Horváth

    The promotion of art on the path of socio-cultural development
    M.J. Delgado & M.H. Albuquerque

    Part IV Humanities

    Progress versus decadence. In the pursuit of a demystification of the black legend of the Portuguese Empire
    M.L.G. da Cruz

    Shadows of orientalism in Portugal – some notes on theories and practices in Macao early narrative images (16th and 17th centuries)
    A.P. Avelar

    The idea of progress and the practice of slavery in the second half of the 18th century
    M. do R. Pimentel

    On the “bread of Brazil” in the colonial period: Uses, habits and production
    A.C. De Carvalho Viotti

    Progress in the European periphery: An impracticable theory in 19th century Azores?
    S. Goulart Costa

    Progress and remembrance of the Finnish Lutheran work in the Ondonga Kingdom in SouthWest Africa
    K.S. Groop

    No past – no progress: Uses of history as a prerequisite of progress in the reinauguration of The Luther Church Helsinki
    J. Dahlbacka

    Art and progress; Portuguese colonial representations in the great world exhibitions
    M.J. Castro

    Progress on display: Universal Exhibitions in the second half of the 19th century
    A. Cardoso de Matos

    Does acculturation mean progress?
    R. Seredy˙nska-Abou Eid

    Birth of Cape Verdean man in the Writing of Jorge Barbosa
    H. da Luz

    Community empowerment and progress in Africa – notes from the field
    A.M. Martinho Gale

    “Who will not admire the advances of this century?” (Eça de Queirós, Civilização)
    J.C. Vasconcelos e Sá

    Humanism and technology: Comparative analysis of More’s Utopia, Bacon’s New Atlantis, and Miguel Real’s O Último Europeu 2284
    M. do R. Monteiro

    Imagining the future: A view of progress in H.G.Wells’ science fiction
    L.S. da Silva

    Two dystopic visions on the relationship of humans and progress – Emile Souvestre and Cordwainer Smith
    M. do R. Monteiro

    Emil Cioran and Bruno Taut: Utopia as a flight from progress?
    A. Franceschini & P. Vanini

    Inner and outer reality in film storytelling:Wandering between vertexes of human reality foundations
    C. Figueiredo & I. Coimbra

    David Byrne’s True Stories – Progress, narrative, fragment, and collage
    M. Avelar

    Lisbon through the eyes of a writer: Literature, architecture and city memories in the novel O Secreto Adeus
    M. Baptista-Bastos

    Part V Science/technology

    The electric motor in Portugal: Technological progress and industrialization
    A.C. de Matos & M.L. Sampaio

    Morphizm – Systemic digital graphics
    A.J. Olszewski

    Optical fibre or a critical social history of light
    S. Wróbel

    Automatic workflow for 4D-BIM based modelling
    C. Cavalliere, G.R. Dell’osso & M.A. Leogrande

    Progress of what civilisation?
    T.V. Sá


    Mário S. Ming Kong has a degree in architecture at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa (FAUTL) and a PhD in architecture in the field of drawing and visual communication at Escuela Superior Technical Architecture Barcelona - Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC-ETSAB). He taught at Lusophona University (ULHT) at the department of urban planning and at the Independent University at the department of architecture. In 2000 he was the coordinator of the first year of the course in Urban Planning ULHT.
    Mario is currently a PhD Professor at FAUTL, Lecturer in ESELx and Visiting Professor at the Master course in arts at ESBAL. He has participated in scientific research studies and consulting work for outside entities and contributed to several publications and training courses in order to disseminate the results of his research activities at national and international universities. His main research areas are: harmony and proportion in representation between West and East and its application to sustainable architecture, in particular by applying concepts of origami and Kirigami to materials such as paper and bamboo.

    Maria do Rosário Monteiro is Professor of comparative literature at the New University of Lisbon. She graduated in modern languages and Literatures in the University of Lisbon (1983), and completed a Master in comparative literary studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1987 and a PhD in literary sciences, specialty of Comparative Literature, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1997.
    Maria currently gives lectures on comparative culture and literature at graduate and postgraduate levels. She is a senior researcher at CHAM, the author of the first Portuguese academic book on Tolkien, editor of several books and author of several published essays on Utopia.

    Maria João Pereira Neto is Professor at the Faculty of Architecture University of Lisbon, part of the Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She has a PhD in History and a Master's degree in Sociology. Her main domains of teaching and research are applied Social Sciences, Humanities, Art and Architecture History, Design, Scenography and Heritage. She is Senator of The University of Lisbon, and was elected for the Scientific Board (2013- 2017).