TUTOR: Laura Martires
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - MSD
How might history be brought into the process of design? Through the diagram, overlays between two distinctly different areas of Lisbon were made. Each of these areas were formed by important historical events. Layers of the cities history were overlaid and extruded to produce floor plates, voids and niche spaces. Samples as part of a studio exercise were extracted from mid - late modern areas of Lisbon's outer suburbs which had sprung up to house the enormous population growth following the end of the Portuguese colonies and the return of their expats, as well as an influx of people from these former colonies. Elements of Pombaline construction in Baixa are referenced in the facade of the gallery , groin vaults and columns of the strata block.
Diagram of historical layers, the medieval Alfama District. Original tram route in red, (relocated in this proposal), used as negative space removed from the blocks. The blocks are the same dimensions as the traditional Pombaline Blocks nearby to the site.
Elevation South (Northern Hemisphere)
Level 2 Plan
Strata Block - Perspective View South
Strata Block - Gallery North from Metro Station
Strata Block - Gallery
Strata Block - Building West Undercroft
Strata Block - Balcony West
Strata Block - South-side entry gallery
Strata Block - Gallery Mezzanine