Master's Degree


1. Mandatory Disciplines 


Área de concentração:  Análise e Concepção do Espaço Construído na Amazônia


Scientific Research in Architecture and Urbanism (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professors: All from each Research line

Syllabus: Epistemology in the field of architecture and urbanism. Organization of scientific thought. Disciplinary contours and scientific method. Deductive method, hypothetical-deductive method and historical method. Quantitative and qualitative methods for data systematization. The discipline will have two approaches, one related to the theory of knowledge and another one related to research methods and techniques, including the discussion of the qualitative and quantitative, and aims to provide the student with an overview of the research and of the necessary elements so that the student can define his/her approach.


2. Elective Disciplines 


1st Semester


Architecture and Sustainability (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Ana Cláudia Duarte Cardoso

Syllabus: 1. Contemporary Urbanization Patterns: origins and trends. 2. Socio-spatial and environmental developments in cities resulting from the imbalance of the urban economy: informality, environmental degradation and crisis of cultural identity. 3. Urban policies and development paradigms, developmentalism, the ecological crisis and the trajectory of environmental sustainability, the proposal of the ecological sustainability of the central countries. 4. Concepts of urban development spread in the Eastern Amazon in the second half of the twentieth century, matrices of artificialization, unfolding and impacts. 5. The diffusion of international experiences of naturalization of cities: limits and possibilities. 6. Historical gaps and opportunities for paradigm shifts for Amazonian cities. 7 new urban rural interfaces and the construction of an integrated vision of the territory.


Environmental Comfort and Energy Efficiency (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professors:  Gustavo da Silva Vieira de Melo and Maria Emília Tostes Lima

Syllabus: Environmental Comfort Factors: A) Environmental Characterization; B) Constructive Materials; Preparation of Completion Seminar. Thermodynamic and Acoustic Conditioning of Buildings: C) Environmental acoustics; D) Constructive Materials - Acoustic Behavior of buildings – interiors; Presentation, seminar and delivery of materials. Regenerative Building Systems: E) Artificial lighting systems; F) Natural lighting systems.


Environmental Design (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Juliano Pamplona Ximenes Pontes

Syllabus: Since the 1980s, at least there has been a discussion in the technical circles of Urbanism, Landscaping and Environmental Engineering on the intensity of the impact of territorial interventions and their socio-environmental and physical-environmental implications in the urban micro basin and metropolitan agglomerate scales. Ian McHarg's critique of the rationalist standard and non-observance of classical ecological dynamics in urban space reopened a growing debate about the need for and re-evaluation of "comprehensive" positions such as territorial intervention, landscape alteration, and the production of the built environment human.

The aim of the subject is to discuss and present concepts, methods and technologies of approaches associated with this review around the disciplinary field of Urbanism, from the contents of the so-called Bioengineering, of the so-called "Sustainable Drainage" by Environmental Engineering and if they are intended to have a low socio-environmental impact.


Ethnographic Method for Architecture Research (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Cybelle Salvador Miranda

Syllabus: Field of action of social sciences; Anthropological research method: ethnography; Culture as concept; Reading of images: principles of visual anthropology; Image as text and text as image: crossing between ethnography and semiology. Theory of signs: the hermeneutic interpretation of texts; subjective interpretation of the sign; Architecture as communication; System of objects; Exercise of research and reading of architectural space.


Paradigms of Architectural Thought (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Ana Kláudia de Almeida Viana Perdigão e Celma Chaves Pont Vidal

Syllabus: Conceptual framework of the disciplinary field of architecture and urbanism. Disciplinary contours: memory, history, concepts, design process. Theory and epistemology of architecture in the twentieth century. New figurative theoretical systems on art and architecture in the twentieth century. Evolution of projective thinking. Reading and discussion of classical texts. The various approaches to architecture in contemporary times. Theory of signs. Semiotics as a method of reading the architecture.


Instrumental Techniques Applied to Characterization of Materials (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor: Flávia Olegário Palácios e Márcio Santos Barata

Syllabus: Concept of mineral and amorphous material. Interval of stability of minerals. The materials: mineralogical and chemical identification. The instrumental techniques: X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (FRX), Differential and Gravimetric Thermal Analysis (ATD / TG), Infrared (IF). Processes of mineralogical transformations of materials by the weathering effect, formation of salts and oxidation products.


Theory, Documentation and Analysis of Historical Monuments (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Thaís Alessandra Bastos Caminha Sanjad

Syllabus: Restoration theorists from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. Permanence and transformations in the built patrimony. Reading monuments. Methods of prospecting and excavation. Pedology and stratigraphy. Traditional building materials. Materials in the Amazonian architecture from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.


Theory and Production of Urban Space (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  José Júlio Ferreira Lima

Syllabus: Theories of urban space, built space, definition and constitution of urban space along the various conceptions of city, including political, social and economic constraints. Fundamental concepts for urban form design. The trajectory of the thought about spatial quality. Functional and monumental principles of cities. Vernacular processes of urban space production. Plan cities and structuring urban interventions.


2nd Semester


Archeology of Architecture (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Fernando Luiz Tavares Marques

Syllabus: Concepts and theoretical foundations. Research sources. Methods of prospection and excavation. Pedology and stratigraphy. The materials of architecture in the Amazon (16th to 19th century).


City and Water (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor: Juliano Pamplona Ximenes Pontes

Syllabus: A conceptual and technical discussion on water forms in the landscape and in the city's territory is proposed. The axis of the discussion is a set of four of these forms: the spaces of the economy of the culture of the waterfronts; port modernization; some technologies of the environmental engineering and the politics of management of water resources in urban environment. In this way, water in the city goes beyond its strictly natural dimension, forming at least four forms of being in the territory: substance, vehicle, landscape and resource.


Environmental Instrumental Comfort (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Gustavo da Silva Vieira de Melo

Syllabus: a) review of procedures for calculation of thermal load, determination of "worst-case scenario" and effective temperature; b) program Arquitrop; c) program Sunshine, DLN, Relux; c) Excel spreadsheets - effective temperature calculation - CSTB method *; d) program Ecotect. e) comparative analysis; f) Experimentation and simulation; g) Practical insolation exercise and shading systems: i) Masking and cutting of thermal load -I and II; ii) practical exercise: thermal load cuts; iii) practical exercise: determination of energy costs of refrigeration; h) use of natural lighting – reduction of energy costs; l) energy cost - Lighting and cooling; m) energy diagnosis.


Performance of Buildings and Constructive Systems (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Márcio Santos Barata

Syllabus: Quality in Civil Construction; Definitions and Concepts of Performance in Construction, Evaluation of Performance of Innovative and Traditional Systems; General Performance Requirements. Structural Performance. Fire safety. Safety in use and operation. Functionality and Accessibility. Tactile and anthropodynamic comfort. Thermal performance, light and acoustic. Watertightness. Durability. Environmental impact of buildings: Life cycle analysis. Sustainable buildings. Analysis of environmental certificates; Conventional and innovative building systems: Prefabricated concrete, structural and streamlined masonry, normal and cellular concrete walls, Light Steel Farming, EPS light walls / mortars, Ceramic panels, curtain facades


Design and Regulation of Urban Space (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  José Júlio Ferreira Lima

Syllabus: Regulatory and normative principles of urban control. Planning based on plans and interventions of urban control. Ideological bases relevant to regulation as part of urban public policies. Conception, forms, systems and conjunctures of spatial planning policies. Conceptual bases for evaluation in the urban design scale.


Energy Efficiency and Rational Use of Electric Energy (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Maria Emília Tostes Lima

Syllabus: 1. Introduction: Why efficient use of energy? World energy panorama. Brazilian energy panorama: current state and perspectives. Energy and development. Energy and environment. 2. Final energy uses: lighting, driving force. Electric distribution circuits. 3. Foundations of economic analysis for energy efficiency programs. Return on investments. Cash flow. 4. Demand side management. What is GLD? Integrated resource planning and demand side management. Case study in Brazil and abroad. 5. Energy efficiency programs: technological options. Energy efficiency initiatives. Marketing of energy efficiency. Forecast of impact of energy efficiency programs. Tariffs, costs of energy efficiency programs. 6.Efficient energy use in buildings. Home automation. Control and demand management. Energy efficiency indices. 7. Legislation: Standards. Public policy. PROCEL and its achievements. Experiences abroad.


Epistemology of the Architecture Project (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Ana Kláudia de Almeida Viana Perdigão

Syllabus: Disciplinary contours of the Field of Architecture. Architectural making: art of edification, art of designing and art of configuring spaces. History of the geometric foundations of the architectural space. Formalization of the design method. Spatial representations of the human being in the design process. The affective dimension of architecture. Analogies and typologies in architectural design.


History and Techniques of the Use of Iron in Historic Architecture (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Flávia Olegário Palácios

Syllabus: History and techniques of the use of iron in architecture from the 18th century. History and techniques of iron used in post-Industrial Revolution architecture. Iron architecture in Europe, Brazil and the Amazon. Structures, ornaments and types of iron production. Constructive systems and typologies of the iron architecture in Belém. Weathering and pathologies of structures and iron ornaments.


Historiography and Theories of Modern and Contemporary Architecture (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Celma Chaves Pont Vidal

Syllabus: History and Historiography of Architecture. Trends in interpreting architecture in the 19th century. Historiography of the Modern Movement and crisis of modern architecture. Historiography of modern architecture in Brazil. New theoretical references in contemporary architecture. Integration and complexity of the architecture. Architecture and Subjectivity.


Memory and Architectural Padtrimony (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor: Cybelle Salvador Miranda

Syllabus: Individual and collective memory: relationship between memory and forgetfulness, ancient and modern, past and present; "Digging" individual memory; the "places of memory"; Culture and Heritage: from material to immaterial; Patrimony Policy in Brazil: From Modernists to Contemporary Interventions in Historic Centers; Mythical Ages: the "Belém of Memory".


Traditional, Alternative and Innovative Building Materials (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor: Luciana de Nazaré Pinheiro Cordeiro

Syllabus: Sustainability of Building Materials: The Role of Building Materials in Sustainable Development, Energy, Toxicity; Traditional Materials: Soils and rock as building material; Red ceramic products and for finishing and appliances; Glass in construction; Binders: Plaster, lime and Portland cement; Mortars, concrete, steel for reinforced concrete and masonry; Timber: Structures, finishes, shapes and shoring; Polymeric materials and products; Waterproofing systems; Paints; Alternative Materials: Construction and demolition waste; Soil-cement; Composites reinforced with vegetable fibers; Lightweight concrete; Bamboo. Innovative Materials: Ceramic, metal, cement nanomaterials, self-cleaning and self-healing materials.


Morphology and Design of the City in Amazon Context: Process Mapping (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Ana Cláudia Duarte Cardoso

Syllabus: I. Theoretical matrices on the spatiality of the city: Geohistory of the capitalist urban space. The contemporary urban-regional. II. Instrumental of cartographic analysis and redescription: Classical morphological approaches. Spatial syntax. Cellular automata. Fractals. III. Landscape analysis instruments. Clearance systems. Biophysical support. Uses and infrastructure. IV. Investigation of processes from spacial records: The urban evolution of the Amazonian cities. Local and global time lines. Investigation of spatial patterns and urbanization processes (mercantile, industrial, monopolist, fordist, post-metropolitan) in selected cities. IV. Synthesis: Potentials of the spatiality of cities and the urban Amazon. Cartographies of cities and their insertion as tools for the debate on development and sustainability of the region.


Architectural Conservation and Restoration Technology (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Professor:  Thaís Alessandra Bastos Caminha Sanjad

Syllabus: The universe of the traditional building materials (raw earth, ceramic materials, rocks, mortars, lime, sand and wood) from Vitruvius to the 18th century. Processes of degradation of materials. Laboratory research applied to conservation and restoration. Techniques and materials used in restoration. Adequacy of complementary projects.


Especial Topics (1 Credit Unit, 15 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: It consists of the development of seminars on topics of diverse nature, related to the area of concentration of the program, of interest of professors and group of students, as well as allows the participation of invited professors. It has 15 hours of duration.


3. Activities 


Teaching Internship (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: The teaching internship should be developed in undergraduate course and will have the purpose of preparing the student for the teaching activity. Once completed, the student should present a report of his / her performance to the professor who accompanied him / her in the activity, who, in turn, must issue an opinion approving the student or not, assigning the student a concept according to the evaluation system of the Regiment of UFPA Graduate Programs. The opinion of the professor should be submitted to the Collegiate of the Course.


Participation in Research (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: In the participation in research, the student should integrate a research team of PPGAU. The activities to be developed (work plan) in the semester in which the student enrolled should be detailed with the research Coordinator. To approve the performance in the activity, the student should present a report of the activities carried out together with the opinion of the research coordinator. The opinion of the professor should be submitted to the Collegiate of the Course.


Guided Research (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Guided research should be done by the student after completion of credits in subjects. The student should develop a topic related to his/her dissertation research, within the research line or, when interface, within the other lines of the program. The orientation will be of the supervisor or, in the case of the interfaces, by another professor suggested by the supervisor. For approval, the student should prepare a report of the research, containing the results achieved, to be presented to the accompanying professor, who will assign the student a concept according to the evaluation system of the Regiment of UFPA Graduate Programs. The opinion of the professor should be submitted to the Collegiate of the Course.