About the Office
Buildings are living entities. As a mindscape for the structuring of materiality, an interaction between humans and the elements. They have an inner echo and a resonance, vibrancy; they are a landscape of mediated temperatures ranging from the individual to the collective refractions, energies and interconnections of life. Our research focuses on matter and sensory perception.
From the Venice Biennale and Milano Triennale to Tokyo, Istanbul, London, S. Paulo, Prague, Lisbon, and many other places and institutions such as Cornell University in the United States, our architecture and ideas have earned us invitations to exhibit, publish, lecture, teach, and curate exhibitions. It received nominations for the EU Mies Awards and other international honours, resulting in widespread coverage in the New York Times and other publications around the world.
We hope to contribute to a social and historical understanding of the island's inhabitants with key partners like LREC (Azores). We've established a long-term study program in low-cost, sustainable construction, focusing not just on existing vernacular structures, but also on the translation of their historical and ancestral knowledge to new current goals and methodologies.
1972 Born in Ponta Delgada, Azores.
1996 Architecture at Porto University.
1996 Professional training at Donald Insall & Associates, London.
1997 Atelier 15, Porto.
1999 Master of Science at Columbia University in New York.
2007 Building New Ventures at Harvard University.
2001 Opened office.
1984 Born in Parma, Italy.
2009 Architecture at Parma University.
2010 Senior architect at BRA.