João Carmo Simões


Master in Architecture, Da / UAL Lisboa (2011), received the National Architecture Prize Secil Universities (2010). Following his studies, he works on key buildings of architects like Álvaro Siza or Paulo Mendes da Rocha, editing books and photographing. 

He works as an architect in his own studio since 2012, where it can be outlined the Photomaton House, Window to a Sky in the renowned chapel Capela do Rato in Lisbon, the Blue House in Costa Nova; and the ongoing projects of Lima House in Cascais and Shadow House in Alentejo, as well as other works and interventions such as pieces of design and furniture, the housing complex Between Vineyards and the Atlantic and urban design in the Eastern Lisbon Plan. He is regularly invited to present his work at Universities such as the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP); Da / UAL;  FAUL; ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon).

He exhibited his work at the 14th Biennalle di Architettura di Venezia, at 15th Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires, in the National Museum of Ancient Art (Lisbon), and has been featuring in important publications in international magazines and publishers. 

He is co-founder of Monade publishing house where he also continues his research work. He edited the most complete anthology of texts by the Pritzker Prize architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Designed Future / Selected Writings. He is the author of the book Civitas São Paulo, a journey through an idea of architecture of the city of São Paulo, in key works by architects such as Vilanova Artigas, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi and Oscar Niemeyer, recently distinguished with the shortlist nomination for the DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) Architectural Book Award 2019 for the best book of the year.

Between 2014 and 2015, he was member of the Portuguese Council of Architects, National Admissions Council.







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