Figurative composition, dialogue with the past. Miraflor House by Camilo Rebelo

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Architects
Project team
Mariana Barreira, Mariana Melo.
Collaborators
Engineering.- G.O.P. Gabinete de Organização e Projetos Lda.
Structural Engineers.- G.O.P. Lda. Jorge Nunes da Silva.
General Contractor.- Matriz - Sociedade de Construções Lda. Fernando Dias, Filipe Queiroz.
Principal in charge.- Fernando Dias.
Client
Joana Fins Faria.
Area
Total floor area.- 260 m².
Site area.- 224 m².
Dates
Design years.- 2016.
Construction years.- 03.2018-03.2019.
Location
Porto, Portugal.
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Camilo Rebelo

Camilo Rebelo was born in Porto in 1972. He studied at the German College in Porto and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in 1996. He worked with Souto de Moura 1994-98 and with Herzog & de Meuron 1998-99. He started his activity as a freelancer in Porto in 2000 and since then he has created about a hundred projects, some of them in partnership with Tiago Pimentel and Susana Martins.

He has taught at the Faculty of Architecture University of Porto, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la University of Navarra (ETSAUN), Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and RAC University Shanghai. Since 2015 he has had a research studio, Arquitetura e Paisagem [Architecture and Landscape], in the Politecnico di Milano.

His work has been recognised through several national and international awards including the Bauwelt Award, Baku UIA Award and Douro Valley Award, as well as nominations for the SECIL Award, BSI Swiss Prize and EU Mies Award. The Ktima Villa was chosen by BBC2 to feature in a documentary series “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes Underground”.

His area of research finds its dimension in between archaic - modern and abstract - figurative, and mostly developed within the relationship architecture - nature, linking urban contexts and areas of protected and classified natural landscape. Matter, its atmosphere, its constructive processes and the urgency of its uses in each context have been recognised in Portugal and abroad.

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