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B. ARCH THESIS As time passes the Casa do Passal deteriorates. The thesis degree project focuses on the proposal of a fresh schematic design for the entire site, creating a 驶site of concience始 for the Casa do Passal. The restoration and design of the Casa do Passal goes well beyond the scope of a simple architectural proposal. It must result in a place that embues dignity, fosters education and ultimately echoes the deeds of Aristides de Sousa Mendes in perpetuity. My Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, both architects, were saved from almost certain death in WWII Europe, along with their immediate family, through the heroic and selfless acts of Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Mr. Sousa Mendes was a Portugese diplomat who issued over 30,000 visas, enabling desperate refugees an opportunity to escape the terrors of World War II, against direct government orders. Unfortunately Aristides de Sousa Mendes did not live to see his actions recognized. I have dedicated my thesis to his memory in hopes of jump-starting and seeing to it that his former residence, the Casa Do Passal is restored as a museum and memorial to celebrate his legacy and restore his families始 honor once and for all. This now-decrepit home can turn into a meaningful and dignified museum celebrating the life of its former inhabitant- the heroic Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Through the design process have garnished recognition for this newly-landmarked building and project. This freshly harvested recognition, along with an immaginative scheme, kick-started a new era of thought regarding this long-stalled project. My hope is that it will lead to finally making something special occur at this meaningful site.

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CASA DO PASSAL DAWN. DESTITUTION. RESTITUTION.

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B. Arch Thesis Pratt Institute School of Architecture Eric Moed © 2012