Essence of the territory. «Casa no Tâmega» by Hugo Ferreira + Nuno Melo Sousa

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Project team
Paula San Nicólas.
Collaborators
Engineer.- Eng. Bruno Caetano.
Builder
A.S. Vieira.
Dates
2014 - 2020.
Location
Favões, Marco Canavezes, Portugal.
Photography
José Campos, Tiago Casa Nova.

Ferreira Hugo Ferreira

Hugo Ferreira was born in 1986, Penafiel, Portugal. Master in Architecture by FAUP - Faculty of Architecture of Oporto University, FAUP, in 2011 From 2009 until 2012 Collaborates in Granja Architects office developing several projects scales: habitation, rehabilitation, public. In 2013, create Okdraw design 3D, a studio that works with digital and photo realistic architectural images. Since 2014 start collaboration with the designer and 3d artist Pedro Teixeira. Develops independent activity since 2012, and some others collaborations, specially with NMS.

Nuno Melo Sousa

Nuno Melo Sousa. Architect by the Architecture School of the Porto University in 2011 he has worked in several architecture studios as atelier [A] or with Nuno Brandão Costa where he has developed different works in several typologies and scales as well as the development of architecture competitions.

His architecture studio, which is based in Penafiel, a small town 40 km from Porto, believes in method, provocation and the production of architecture through a collaborative and intuitive process. He shows his work in close relationship with the peculiar construction context in which it is inserted, articulated in simple construction processes determined with and for clients, with the help of local artisans. He also aims to do more with fewer means, seeing sustainability as a way to reuse the existing as a generator.

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