Porfírio Pardal Monteiro and the Global Design


  • João Pardal Monteiro University of Lisbon





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The search for the concept and the practise of a “total project” or “global project” in architecture, in the sense of the project that integrates various artistic and technical disciplines and which reflects itself as a coherent and constructed whole, are the guiding principles to explore the relationship of architecture with works of art and with other diversified technical fields, in reference to the “total work of art” concept. The architectural concept that Porfírio Pardal Monteiro (1897–1957) will come to defend, revolves around the integration of the various fields of engineering and the integration of the plastic arts, assuming that architecture ceases to exist without the interaction of those two domains. A third domain can be added to these two, which is that of industrial (or product) and furniture design.

How to Cite

Monteiro, J. P. (2016). Porfírio Pardal Monteiro and the Global Design. Docomomo Journal, (55), 24–29. https://doi.org/10.52200/55.A.FMTVGMRC






Author Biography

João Pardal Monteiro, University of Lisbon

(b. 1954, Portugal). Architect (1979), Master in conservation and restauration of buildings and monuments (1983), Lisbon School of Fine Arts, PhD (2012). He worked with Daciano Costa and at Pardal Monteiro Architects. He currently chairs the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon.