Miguel Reimão Costa's research while affiliated with Universidade do Algarve and other places

Publications (22)

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Up until the 13th century, the South-western Iberian Peninsula shared the same cultural and political conditions under the rule of garb-Al-Andaluz. The administrative separation of this territory between two different kingdoms led to deep changes in the culture and daily life on either side of the border, which may have reflected on housing structu...
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This article deals with permanence and change in the traditional architecture of southern Portugal, adopting the town and landscape of Mértola as a case study. This research conveys how the relationship between the vernacular architecture, the territory and the site is not immune to the course of history, reflecting a profound change in the ways of...
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La arquitectura doméstica refleja, mejor que ninguna otra, la cultura de un lugar, las costumbres, las vivencias de sus gentes. Se rige por las directrices de su territorio, los terrenos, los materiales, los condicionantes climáticos y por eso, ni puede ser estudiada fuera de su contexto, ni el paisaje de un lugar se explica sin su arquitectura ver...
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O presente artigo incide sobre as transformações da delimitação de propriedade, dentro de edifícios já consolidados, através do estudo de alguns casos no Alentejo. Em tecidos urbanos consolidados, como é o caso dos centros históricos da maioria das cidades portuguesas, os processos de divisão ou ampliação da propriedade estão constrangidos pela mal...
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This chapter presents a study of the culture of water and its shared management associated with the traditional irrigation and milling systems in the mountains of both the northwest of Portugal and the High Atlas in Morocco as lands of historical and continued human occupation. The study spans two essential themes that interrelate and overlap. It b...
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A vila de Borba, situada no Alentejo Central, na zona dos mármores, forma com o seu entorno um caso singular de paisagem cultural, num contexto que se distingue, a nível regional, pelo panorama industrial de exploração da pedra mármore e pela fertilidade dos solos agrícolas. No caso particular de Borba, a importância do cultivo da vinha e da produç...
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Contrariamente a las grandes ciudades y destinos turísticos costeros, donde la masificación del turismo es un riesgo para la cohesión de las estructuras sociales, en las pequeñas y medias urbes del interior el turismo aún puede ser una oportunidad de desarrollo local, si se buscan políticas adecuadas de valoración patrimonial e integración de la co...
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This article reflects on the importance of the built heritage in Portugal’s inland regions, considering two particular case studies in the Alentejo region, Mértola, in the south, and Estremoz, to the north. It concludes that researching, valuing and rehabilitating the historical centres of territories falling within the Low Density category may pla...
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Le système montagneux du Haut Atlas marocain comprend diverses sous-unités de paysage dont l’identité provient de l’interaction entre facteurs naturels (géologie, relief, sols, climat, hydrologie, végétation) etfacteurs culturels qui caractérisent la société tribale berbère.
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The main purpose of this paper is to characterize the importance of “natural place” and “cultural place” in Mértola’s built heritage, considering the different periods in history. In order to do that, we will try to interpret the landscape, the topography and the morphology of the old village, from the territory to the architectural scale. Thus, we...
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Historical evolution of housing and spatial organization on Estremoz hill: first results of a multidisciplinary analysis. This paper intends to characterize domestic architecture transformation, inside the medieval fortifications of Estremoz, from early Modern Age to contemporaneity. In methodological terms, it combines documental analysis of “Tomb...
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The fundamental purpose of this project is to map and interpret the process of transformation of domestic architecture by studying the different spatial relationships using history and construction. It is also an experiential approximation, beyond discourse, to each of the houses, finding out their names, their past condition or culture of inhabiti...
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This article focuses on the old cartography of Cacela, in southern Portugal, with the aim of reinterpreting its transformationover time, considering thematics such as architecture, urbanism and landscape simultaneously. The understandingof this transformation is marked by major maps and plans of Cacela, that coincide with the beginning ofthe sevent...
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This article focuses on the old cartography of Cacela, in southern Portugal, with the aim of reinterpreting its transformation over time, considering thematics such as architecture, urbanism and landscape simultaneously. The understanding of this transformation is marked by major maps and plans of Cacela, that coincide with the beginning of the sev...
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This paper deals with the vernacular settlements that often exist in the fringes of urban centres and their adaptations and absorptions within the expansions of the urban regions. In many parts of the world, the processes of urban expansions that began with the industrial revolution often led to the integration of rural settlements previously locat...

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... In any case, there was a a progressive transformation of domestic architecture in the more noble urban areas -keeping the same compositive principles -associated with buildings of wide façades, with storage or commercial spaces on the ground floor and housing on the upper floor. If in pre-existing neighbourhoods, this typology often resulted from the combination of several narrow plots, as was confirmed for Mértola (Costa & Rosado, 2021), in the areas of expansion, it derived from the alteration in allotments (Rosado, 2022). An example of the importance of the cell composition in wealthier houses of the modern period is, for example, in the urban nuclei of the southern Portuguese coastline, with the characteristic dwellings with multiple four-sloped roofs -telhados de tesouro -which record, through their morphology, the structural geometry of the building. ...
... En ambos casos se ha observado la rehabilitación de edificios tradicionales reconvertidos a alojamientos turísticos o segundas residencias en el centro de la villa en Mértola y el Barrio de Bella Vista en Minas de Riotinto, con tendencia a la gentrificación (Alonso-González, 2016; Rosado et al., 2018). ...
... O Chão poderia ser dividido em duas parcelas menores ou unidos entre si para obtenção de lotes maiores, oferecendo flexibilidade na malha, útil para fixação de população de diferentes extratos. Em casos estudados no Alentejo, encontram -se outras medidas de lote: em Évora, as fontes documentais apontam um parcelário de largura média de 3,5 m (Beirante, 1995), o que corresponde a meio -chão, e em Mértola -embora de fundação muito anterior -observaram -se, através de levantamentos no local, variações de largura de parcela entre os 3 e os 5 metros (Costa, 2015b Mas a transformação mais profunda da habitação da área de estudo passa por uma terceira linha evolutiva que consiste na aglutinação de lotes ou casas confinantes, para obtenção de parcelas maiores e aparecimento de tipos de casas abastadas ou mesmo nobres. Este processo pode ser observado na documentação a partir do exemplo da instalação de D. Sancho de Noronha, nomeado alcaide -mor entre 1436 e 1439. ...
... During the war or flood alert, the animals and people fell back into the granary-citadel which appears as castles, built on accessible high grounds (hill, cliff) and easy to defend. The interior of these granaries consists of many individual grain chambers (10 to 60 chambers), each of them contains the reserves of a family (Costa & Batista, 2018;CREPEAU & Tamim, 1986;Laoust, 1920;Meunié, 1944). ...
... This study revealed that housing development board and planning reflect problems within the culture that creates them and not necessarily a failure of the vernacular idea [11]. Other studies on vernacular in urban area focus on the value of vernacular setting has been done by Costa and Batista [12]. This studies revealed how vernacular buildings and hamlets could be integrated to urban areas with appropriate development techniques [12]. ...