Archive for December, 2012

season greetings


merry christmas and happy new year all around the world. see you in 2013.

view from my office window with a well identified flying object

view from my office window with a well identified flying object



around ccb

monument to discoveries

monument to discoveries

ccb suroundings


Near to CCB stands the magnificent jeronimos monastery. The church and cloister are from the 1500’s. From the church’s western entrance there is an endless aisle, built on the 19th century. It holds a museum of archaeology (very interesting) and the Maritime Museum with a Planetarium. This museum holds an extraordinary collection of models and objects related with the Portuguese expansion. unfortunately the building is not as iconic as it should be regarding Portugal’s past. On the east end of Belem monumental area, millions of euros are being now spent in a new building for the carriages museum…

The maritime museum snack bar is expensive and lousy. It is advisable for the tourist to walk ten minutes towards West to Jardim da Princesa square  and look for the Goan restaurant nearby.

after lunch in beholding the maritime museum

after lunch beholding the maritime museum

ccb 2



with the students at ccb


Belem Cultural Centre was built to host Portugal’s first presidency of the EU. It was designed by Vittorio Gregoti and Manuel Salgado with interiors by Daciano da Costa. The building closes a square/park in front of Jeronimos monastery. Nowadays it hosts the Berardo Collection, one of the world more relevant contemporary art collection, a conference centre, two theatres and several galleries and shops.

It looks like a cliff with brown stones maniacal of the same size. The pattern of the stones and the orthogonal structure of patios an inner squares makes a perfect machine to teach perspective. So I go there every semester with my students.


and more meetings

UNIDCOM/IADE research meeting

UNIDCOM/IADE research meeting

more meetings


more meetings

model 3



model marks 2



assessing live model class