PARQUR was founded in 2012. It is a collective of architects and urban planners from diverse fields of experience (ranging from building renovation to digital fabrication, from sustainable mobility to GIS) extending over a period of more than 12 years of professional practice.
We practice architecture because we believe in its capacity to enrich the environments we inhabit and share. As architects, we develop projects thinking of our clients and partners, their current and future needs, as well as in the particular and general context of each new endeavor.
Collaboration and dialogue are in the center of our practice and creative process. We believe in the strength that derives from the encounter of different visions and knowledge when developing a project of excellence, inclusive, environmentally sensitive, designed to fit to the needs of each client and ultimately resulting in solid pieces of work that can endure the passage of time.
To invest in architecture is not just about choosing a healthier space, tailored to the potential and vision of the future of each person that reaches out to us, but it is also an investment in the cities we inhabit, their patrimony and legacy.
A set of professional and teaching experiences abroad: Brazil, Angola, Finland, Canada, Argentina and the United States, provide us with the confidence, the flexibility and the skills to work for different contexts and diverse cultures.
We are present in Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon.
Architect | Photographer
Architect (FAUP, 2006); Postgraduate in Digital Architecture – CEAAD 2014/15 (a joint program from ISCTE-IUL and FAUP), with the work: Cork Re-Wall: Computational methods of automatic generation and digital manufacture of cork walls for building rehabilitation. Ph.D. in Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories, speciallity of Digital Architecture from Iscte-IUL with the thesis “Open reWall: Survey-to-Production Workflow for Building Renovation”. He held Erasmus at the Oulu Technical University in Finland in 2004. He collaborated with ANC-Arquitectos and Grupo3. He has been developing architectural projects as an independent professional since 2007. For two and a half years worked as the Construction Manager at Sonamet Headquarters in Lobito, Angola and at other management positions at JFS Angola. Invited Professor at EAAD – University of Minho.
Architect / Urbanist
Architect (FAUM, 2002), Urban Planner and Teacher. Presented the Master’s thesis “Negotiation or Annihilation” (2006) carried out under the Metropolis – Urban Architecture and Culture program (joint program of the Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Collaborated in several studios of architecture and urban planning and design, eventually developing an autonomous practice. From 2008 to 2011 worked as an Guest Assistant for University of Calgary study abroad architecture studio program in Barcelona.
Architect (FAAULP). He worked in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) for Atelier PPA Arquitectura e Design (2004)), and in Porto for Atelier Metron Arquitectos (2005). Independent professional since 2006, developing collaborative projects with workshops and individually, in the areas of architecture and scenography.
Registered architect with a BGS from the Faculty of Communication and Culture and a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada. Collaborated with several architecture studios before co-founding PARQUR in 2012, having worked as a senior architect and managing partner since. Speaks several languages and is particularly interested in the psychology of space, spatial organization and the development of an architecture of dialogue.
Architect (FAUP), professional practitioner since 2002 having worked between 2003-2011 at the office of Architect Virgínio Moutinho, collaborating in several projects of public space, social and school equipment. He is a Co-founder and collaborator of PARQUR since 2012, where he has developed several projects with special emphasis on rehabilitation and social housing.