Pedro Paulo Palazzo

Pedro Paulo Palazzo
University of Brasília | UnB · Department of Theroy and History in Architecture and Urban Planning

Architect, Ph.D.

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Introduction
Architectural historian and historic preservationist. Researching on the urban and architectural morphology of late-19th and early-20th-century Brazil.
Additional affiliations
November 2015 - July 2020
University of Brasília
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2014 - February 2016
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2010 - present
University of Brasília
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
March 2007 - July 2010
University of Brasília
Field of study
  • Architecture: aesthetics
January 2000 - May 2003
University of Maryland, College Park
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (33)
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Georeferenced morphological analysis can contribute not only to the visualisation of currently listed sites, but also to decision making in the design of compatible buildings. In the survey of the architectural fabric of Planaltina, a nineteenth century town in Brazil’s Central Highlands, the authors developed and tested a matrix of architectural f...
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The area of Beirã, belonging to the municipality of Marvão, hosted during the last two weeks of July 2018, the 5th Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Summer School. There, teachers and students coming from all over the world studied the traditional construction, architecture and urbanism of the region and took them as the basis to develop differ...
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This article outlines the formation of architectural theory in Portugal and Brazil during the nineteenth century, arguing that such theory was initially contained within the social circle and methodological scope of literary history. It makes this case by following the architectural discourses of writers, literary critics, and ethnographers. This i...
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Traditional towns in Portugal and Brazil have evolved a finely tuned coordination between, on the one hand, modular dimensions for street widths and lot sizes, and on the other, a typology of room shapes and layouts within houses. Despite being well documented in urban history, this coordination was in the last century often interpreted as continge...
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3.º Congresso Iberoamericano de História Urbana *Construir el pasado y diseñar el futuro* Madri, 22--25 de novembro de 2022 Última chamada de resumos para a mesa temática n.º 74 Prazo: 20 de abril de 2022 Los investigadores que deseen presentar una comunicación en esta fase deberán enviar su propuesta a los correos facilitados por los coordinado...
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O objetivo do trabalho é articular a respeito da supressão da produção arquitetônica do interior do Brasil dos anos 30 e 40, em sua maioria ecléticas, nas discussões de proteção patrimonial e historiogra a brasileira. Para isso serão utilizados edifícios construídos nesse período em Cuiabá como objeto de estudo. Embora essas construções sejam do me...
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Resumo: Entre os monumentos da arquitetura modernista brasileira, o Catetinho, construído em 1956 próximo ao canteiro de obras de Brasília, é único. Única obra existente de Oscar Niemeyer em madeira, que foi destinada a servir de gabinete provisório ao Presidente da República durante a construção da nova capital. Este trabalho discute o estado atua...
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El desarrollo sostenible, la conservación del patrimonio y la práctica corriente de la construcción han divergido en sus métodos. Para solucionar esta disparidad, antes mismo que cambiar estructuras productivas, hay que educar a los arquitectos para mirar de modo integrado a estos tres aspectos. Para eso hace falta una nueva enseñanza universitaria...
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This paper outlines a position on the need to teach traditional building skills as a way to fight climate change.
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Este artigo busca refletir sobre as relações observadas entre a comunidade da cidade de Goiás-GO e seu patrimônio cultural sob a perspectiva dos comuns culturais, especialmente, na primeira de suas três fases de patrimonialização convencionadas. Objetiva-se compreender a existência desses comuns ao longo da trajetória de preservação patrimonial da...
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Brazilian architect. He was an influential eclectic architect highly active in Rio de Janeiro and a professor at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (ENBA). Soon after graduating from the ENBA, he established his firm in 1898. The son of Custódio José de Mello, a republican admiral and cabinet minister, Mello benefited from his family’s connections...
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The superblocks that characterize Brasilia's urban fabric are defined by Lucio Costa, a posteriori, as the "residential scale" of the city: a play on words that obscures a proper understanding of how the housing mass of the Brazilian capital is structured. In order to perceive more clearly the relations of scale-in its conventional, that is, geomet...
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As superquadras que caracterizam a malha urbana de Brasília são definidas por Lucio Costa, a posteriori, como a “escala residencial” da cidade: um jogo de palavras que obscurece o entendimento de como se estrutura o tecido residencial da capital. Visando a perceber com maior clareza as relações de escala — no sentido convencional, isto é, geométric...
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Among the monuments of Brazilian modernist architecture, Catetinho, built in 1956 near the construction site of Brasília, is one of a kind. The only work by Oscar Niemeyer built out of wood, it was intended to be a temporary office for the President of the Republic during the construction of the new capital city. This work discusses the current sta...
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Among the monuments of Brazilian modernist architecture, Catetinho, built in 1956 near the construction site of Brasília, is one of a kind. The only work by Oscar Niemeyer built out of wood, it was intended to be a temporary office for the President of the Republic during the construction of the new capital city. This work discusses the current sta...
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The Catetinho, designed by Oscar Niemeyer and known as Brasilia’s “Plank Palace,” functioned between 1956 and 1958 as the residence of the Novacap managers, and occasionally hosted President Juscelino Kubitschek. As part of the survey commissioned by Iphan, the present document begins with research material on the listed building and its surroundin...
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The characterization of traditional architecture in Brazil was driven, during the first half of the twentieth century, by a major conceptual problem in terms of the religious building types. Ricardo Severo and Lucio Costa, in particular, wrote essays that were highly influential in shaping the conformation of a certain image of Brazilian sacred arc...
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Despite their ideological oppositions, Brazilian modernists and traditionalists in the early twentieth century had one stance in common: both agreed that the country’s art and architecture since the second half of the previous century had lacked national character and adaptation to Brazil’s climate and social conditions. This postulate was partly r...
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ABSTRACT: Planaltina is the only urban settlement within the Brazilian Federal District limits that predates the construction of the nation's capital, Brasilia. As such, it was both the object of descriptions and studies and the birthplace of writers who, during the 20th and 21st centuries, wrote about the town according to their own knowledge, con...
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O recente uso dos estilos históricos na arquitetura residencial paulistana apresenta várias semelhanças com o Ecletismo do início do século XX, mas também várias diferenças. Ambos são movimentos de revival inspirados no Ecletismo europeu contemporâneo, mais precisamente no modelo francês, mas respondem a circunstâncias materiais e sócio-culturais d...
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This chapter examines the patterns of urbanization in Planaltina, one of a number of towns founded during the economic slump in central Brazil in the nineteenth century. Laid out on a rough grid sometime after 1811, this town belies several key concepts of the “canonical” Portuguese-Brazilian city, such as site selection, lot proportion, and densit...
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This article analyzes representations of cities in two pictures created around 1600: Theodor de Bry's engraving of Macao, and the views of Kyoto attributed to Iwasa Katsumochi Matabei. The relationship between fragmented and total forms of representation is studied in both pictures. The European engraving depicts urban space as a whole, while the J...
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Quando nel 1898 lo stenografo inglese Ebenezer Howard ampliò la sua proposta di città-giar-dino aggiungendovi nuovi centri urbani – le città satelliti – non poteva immaginare che la sua idea si sarebbe trasferita a Brasilia, dopo il 1960. Nate per controllare e salvaguardare il Plano piloto, le città satelliti sono diventate una alternativa, per os...
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The architectural evolution of the Louvre between the 15 th and 17 th century is characterized by systematic attempts to distinguish the building within the broader context of French styles. In the 15 th and early 16 th century, this is achieved by producing grander and more elaborate versions of the contemporary French architectural solutions. Fro...
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By the 1950s, a shared culture spreading internationally through teaching and specialized literature became common currency in professional circles and gave rise to a repertoire of urban theories and practices. An examination of Lúcio Costa’s winning entry for the pilot plan of Brasilia attest to the existence of these paradigmatic formulae. Furthe...

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It is generally understood that the medieval islamic cities in al-Andalus follows the same residential parcel pattern as most cities in the Arab world, supporting houses organised around a central courtyard, and thus requiring wide, shallow lots, often accessed through dead-end adarves. This pattern has been to some extent preserved in Southern Spain, but it mostly vanished from Portugal after the Christian conquest. There, it was replaced by the Northern European type of deep, narrow lots for row-houses. I am looking for published research giving archaeological evidence of this replacement.

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Projects (6)
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Emerging order systems in modern construction, from the mid-18th century to the mid-20th, as responses to the present-day challenges of sustainability and urban resilience.
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Documenting urban and architectural forms and technologies in central Brazil from the 18th century to the present.