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.



ByMario S. Ming Kong

part 1|27 pages

Progress(es) – theories and practices

part 2|201 pages

Architecture/urbanism/design; (theory to practice)

chapter 5|4 pages

From potency in theory to act in practice

ByJosé Lopes Morgado

chapter 9|6 pages

On progress: Remarks on the theoretical work of Adolf Loos

ByJorge Nunes

chapter 13|7 pages

Maquette-concept as project genesis in the teaching of architecture

ByMargarida Louro

chapter 15|6 pages

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

ByFrancisco Oliveira

chapter 16|4 pages

Executing progress through the design-build platform

ByKate O’ Connor

chapter 17|5 pages

The void concept in building design

ByJorge de Novais Bastos

chapter 18|4 pages

Graphic dialogues: The progress of knowledge in design in the architecture studio

ByArtur Renato Ortega, Silvana Weihermann

chapter 21|4 pages

Progress and the happiness ideal: Materialisation of a utopia with the fortified enclave: The case of Casa Forte

ByTatiana Fonseca, Alexandre Fonseca, Fernando Moreira da Silva

chapter 22|6 pages

Towers in the contemporary city

ByEneida Kuchpil, Andrezza Pimentel dos Santos

chapter 24|5 pages

Will stage and exhibition design save contemporary theatre?

BySanti Centineo

chapter 26|4 pages

Urban restoration for territorial development

ByGiacomo Martines

chapter 28|6 pages

“Rural villages” as engines of territory sustainable growth

ByTiziana Basirico

chapter 29|6 pages

Studying and living in the city

ByCarla Chiarantoni, Maria Immacolata Marzulli, Manuela Persia

chapter 30|5 pages

Research and culturalist practice as a matrix for urban and architectural rehabilitation in Lisbon

ByAntónio Santos Leite, Ana Marta Feliciano

chapter 31|4 pages

Architecture – a product for retail sale?

ByMarta Germano Marques

chapter 33|5 pages

Drawing progress within the design process

ByAna Moreira da Silva

chapter 35|5 pages

CACO: Promoting the progress of joinery in Brazil

ByJuliana Cardoso Braga, Fernando Moreira da Silva, Luis Carlos Paschoarelli, Leonor Ferrão

chapter 36|6 pages

Non-object; designing a conceptual model for the design process

ByJosé Silveira Dias

chapter 37|6 pages

Knit and technology: A long lasting friendship

ByGianni Montagna, Luís Santos

part 3|29 pages


chapter 41|3 pages

Am I always drawing the same drawing?

ByAna Leonor M. Madeira Rodrigues

chapter 43|5 pages

The promotion of art on the path of socio-cultural development

ByMaria João Delgado, Maria Heloise Albuquerque

part 4|123 pages


chapter 46|13 pages

The idea of progress and the practice of slavery in the second half of the 18th century

ByMaria do Rosário Pimentel

chapter 47|6 pages

On the “bread of Brazil” in the colonial period: Uses, habits and production

ByAna Carolina De Carvalho Viotti

chapter 53|6 pages

Does acculturation mean progress?

ByRenata Seredyṅska-Abou Eid

chapter 54|4 pages

Birth of Cape Verdean man in the Writing of Jorge Barbosa

ByHilarino da Luz

chapter 55|4 pages

Community empowerment and progress in Africa – notes from the field

ByAna Maria Martinho Gale

chapter 56|6 pages

“Who will not admire the advances of this century?” (Eça de Queirós, Civilização)

ByJosé Carlos Vasconcelos e Sá

chapter 58|5 pages

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

ByLeonor Sampaio da Silva

chapter 60|5 pages

Emil Cioran and Bruno Taut: Utopia as a flight from progress?

ByAndrea Franceschini Paolo Vanini

part 5|30 pages


chapter 64|5 pages

The electric motor in Portugal: Technological progress and industrialization

ByAna Cardoso de Matos, Maria da Luz Sampaio

chapter 65|6 pages

Morphizm – Systemic digital graphics

ByAleksander Józef Olszewski

chapter 66|6 pages

Optical fibre or a critical social history of light

BySzymon Wróbel

chapter 67|5 pages

Automatic workflow for 4D-BIM based modelling

ByCarmine Cavalliere, Guido Raffaele Dell’osso, Maria Angela Leogrande

chapter 68|4 pages

Progress of what civilisation?

ByTeresa V. Sá