N.J.A. Amorim Mota PhD

N.J.A. Amorim Mota PhD


Nelson Mota is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. He holds a professional degree in Architecture (1998) and an advanced master on Architecture, Territory and Memory (2006) from the Department of Architecture at University of Coimbra (Portugal) and a PhD (2014) from Delft University of Technology. His doctoral dissertation ?An Archaeology of the Ordinary. Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza? explores the relationship between vernacular social and spatial practices and the architecture of dwelling. Nelson is a founding partner of the architectural officecomoco arquitectos, winner of the Portuguese National Prize for Architecture in Wood in 2013. He is the author of the bookA Arquitectura do Quotidiano(The Architecture of the Everyday), published in 2010, and co-editor ofFootprint#17:The ?Bread & Butter? of Architecture: Investigating Everyday Practices, published in 2015,Joelho#8:Ideas and Practices for the European City,publishedin 2017, andFootprint#24:The Architecture of Housing after the Neoliberal Turn, published in 2019. He is a regular architecture critic for C3 Magazine, and has published scholarly articles focused on housing issues and vernacular architecture in journals such asThe Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians,The Journal of Architecture,Volume,DASH,OASE,Footprint, andSite Magazine.He member of the editorial board of the DASHbook series and the academic journalFootprint.

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