Results of the 2021 International Conference


The conference was held on November 17th and 18th, 2021.

The selected papers and works were presented and also published in the new Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism.

The International Conference on Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism: Timeless Architecture was organized by INTBAU Spain, INTBAU Portugal, the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture and the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, with the collaboration of Kalam, the Fundação Serra Henriques and the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT-UPM).

Live Program

Find below the recorded videos of the live program held online on November 17th and 18th, 2021.

Day 1 : 17 November


Paco Luis Martos, Luis Prieto and Jesús Adeva

Moderator: Leopoldo Gil Cornet

Day 2 : 18 November


Fernando Vela Cossío, Olga muñoz and Antonio Suárez Martín

Moderator: Miguel Sobrino

Additional Presentations

Find below the additional presentations on the conference topics that were recorded prior to the live program. All of them were selected to be published in the Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism. These presentations complement the contents included in the live program.

Greenway House, Coral Gables, Florida

Ana Alvarez, Frank Martinez

El dibujo del Arquitecto

Aritz Díez Oronoz, Imanol Iparraguirre Barbero

Persoonshaven Urban Housing, Rotterdam

Hans van der Heijden

Do Western Conservation Philosophies Restrict the Continuation of Traditional Craft Skills?

Stephen Hartley

Translation and continuity of tradition: An ongoing dialogue in Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Jaspreet Kaur, Renata Jadresin Milic

Cúpulas en la carpintería de lazo: Historia, trazado y propuesta de desarrollo con la geometría esférica y las normas del oficio como base

Javier de Mingo García, Ángel María Martín

Recuperación de la Real Fábrica de Paños de Brihuega, Guadalajara

Juan de Dios de la Hoz Martínez

El clasicismo moderno de Armando Brasini

Lucas Martí Guitera

A Traditional Japanese House with a Jointed Wooden Frame and Tsuchikabe Walls: the Kamogawa House in Chiba

Makoto Fukada

Ciudad Cayalá, a New Extension of Guatemala City

María Sánchez, Pedro Pablo Godoy, Leon Krier

Raw Earth Construction Perspectives in Italy: An Overview Through the Rehabilitations of Casa Fenu in Villamassargia, Sardinia, and Casa di Teresa in Casalincontrada, Abruzzo

Martina Bocci

Traditional Vernacular Architecture of Kumaon: The Case of the Hill Towns of Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Neelima Yadav, Navanil Chattopadhyay

Vernacular Patterns in Portugal and Brazil: Evolution and Adaptations

Pedro P. Palazzo

Construction Aspects in Ethiopia’s Architectural Traditions: A Comparative View

Petra Gruber, Kingshuk Datta

Networks of the Sacred in the Atlas: Igudar and zawya, Intercessory Repositories of pre-Saharan Morocco

Salima Naji

Engagement of Contemporary Communities with the Shared Heritage Resources of the Dwindling Minorities of Central Calcutta

Sohini Pyne

Second Issue of the Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

The publication of the second issue of the magazine took place on November 10th, 2021.

Aimed at all those people and institutions interested in traditional building, architecture and urbanism, its contents are related to the theory and practice of these disciplines and all of them were presented in this 2021 International Conference.