Research areas

  • NA Architecture - Housing, Dwelling, Architecture, Vernacular, Modernism

Research interests

Nelson Mota graduated in architecture from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He was the recipient of the Fernando Távora Prize in 2006 and authored the book A Arquitectura do Quotidiano (The Architecture of the Everyday). Since 2009, he has been based in the Netherlands, where he developed his PhD ‘An Archaeology of the Ordinary. Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza’ at Delft University of Technology. He regularly contributes articles to architecture magazines, essays to academic journals, and papers to conferences. His research is focused on strategies to accommodate growth and change in housing design and the impact of vernacular, social and spatial practices in design decision-making of affordable housing. Currently he is an assistant professor at TU Delft, collaborates as guest scholar with The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design and is a member of the editorial board of the academic journal Footprint.

Research output

  1. The Architecture of Housing after the Neoliberal Turn

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueScientificpeer-review

  2. A Case Study on Technical and Social Aspects of Earth Houses in Rural India

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  3. Boa Nova Teahouse and Restaurant Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Portugal 1958–1963: Architect: Alvaro Siza

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

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Activities

  1. Africa Works! 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Patterns of Inhabitation

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  3. African Perspectives on Planning, Design and Construction for Inclusive, Fair and Sustainable Urbanisation

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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