Towards a Modern Lisbon through the Work of João Guilherme Faria da Costa for the Lisbon City Council (1938-1948)

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https://doi.org/10.52200/55.A.F1ER6CCA

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

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The urban planner João Guilherme Faria da Costa (1906–1971) is a leading figure of the generation of modern Portuguese architects, who distinguished himself by an intense professional activity in the field of urban planning since the 1930s, which is when this discipline was introduced into Portugal. In fact, with the institution of the Estado Novo regime (1933–1974), a completely new era was initiated for Portuguese urban planning, which evolved from being mostly the result of private initiative, to becoming an instrument for the public control of urban transformation. Faria da Costa, who worked for the Lisbon City Council from 1938, participated directly in some of the great urban transformations of the Portuguese capital which took place during this period.

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Salvatore, S. D. (2016). Towards a Modern Lisbon through the Work of João Guilherme Faria da Costa for the Lisbon City Council (1938-1948). Docomomo Journal, (55), 8–15. https://doi.org/10.52200/55.A.F1ER6CCA

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2016-10-01

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Silvia Di Salvatore, University of Lisbon

Architect (Università degli Studi di Firenze), PhD in Architecture (Técnico – University of Lisbon), researcher in urban history and in history of urban planning. She is a postdoctoral researcher and member of CERIS of Técnico and visiting researcher at the Department of Architecture (DIDA) of University of Florence, Italy.

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