Born in Ponta Delgada, Azores 1972.
Architecture Degree at Porto University 1996.
Professional training at Donald Insall & Associates, London 1996. Atelier 15, Porto 1997.
Master of Science at Columbia University in New York 1999.
Building New Ventures at Harvard University in 2007.
Opened office in 2001.
His work focused on sensory perception and matter has earned invitations to exhibit, publish, lecture and teach from Venice Biennale and Milano Triennale, to Tokyo, Istanbul, London, S. Paulo, Prague, Lisbon and many other places and institutions as Cornell University in the US.
The Chapel of Eternal Light was nominated to the EU Mies Award 2019 and the International Prize of Fondazione Frate Sole in Pavia Italy 2020.
The House of the Flight of the Birds in the Azores had a wide spread from the New York Times to publications all over the world.
Curating the exhibit 'How to Build an Island - Úterus Azorica' in january 2020 on Azorean endemic materials with LREC, after the Building New Ventures program at Harvard in 2007 on low cost sustainable building, reproposed the encounter of the vernacular ancient working characteristics of matter and ambience with the new and utmost functioning technics of energetic organization. Buildings are organisms. An interface between humans and the elements as a mindscape for the organization of materiality. Ressonance and inner echo. Landscape of mediated temperatures from the individual to the collective refractions and interactions of life.
Born in Parma, Italy 1984.
Erasmus at FAUP Porto 2008.
Architecture Degree at Parma University 2009.
EU Internship at Bernardo Rodrigues 2010.
His organised, resilient and detailed oriented spirit coincided with the finishing build work of Flight of Birds House in 2010.
Since then his very strong spatial capacities, systematic attention to building detail, proportion, design, project management and overall control with all specialties involved has been a ground force in the office.
Collaborators since 2002
Ana Luísa Braga
Diogo Jácome Correia
Luis André Correia
Laura von Dellemann
Ana Filipa Gomes
Nuno Sousa Gomes
Frederico Coelho Leite
Julião Pinto Leite
João Pedro Silva
Luís Ribeiro da Silva
Giacoma di Vieste
Project Specialties Partners
HDP Engenharia - Structural
Pedro Nunes - Electrical
Januário Cruz - AVAC
Sopsec Açores - Engineering
Pedro Câmara - Fiscalization, Tender
Ana Fortuna - Specifications, Tender
Fernando Guerra FG+SG
LREC - Laboratory of Regional Civil Engineering, Açores
MGRA - Law firm