Integration on a winery. Pavilion House by Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs + Diogo Aguiar Studio

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2018 - 2019.
Guimarães, Portugal.

Andreia Garcia

Andreia Garcia (Guimarães, 1985) is a Portuguese, Porto-based architect, curator, researcher and consultant of architecture, design and urban scenography. Founder of Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs, she has specialized in the dissemination of architecture through research, curatorial practice and editorial projects.

Garcia was project coordinator of ‘Smaller Cities’ and project manager of the ‘Creative Landscape’ projects in Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture. In 2015 was curator of Theatro Circo de Braga leading the ‘Projeto Memória’ which celebrated the theatre’s centenary and was editorial and programme coordinator of the Portuguese Representation of the XXI Triennale di Milano. In 2017, she assumes the curatorship of the architecture programme for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia. In the same year she was invited to curate two exhibitions for the Vertical Gallery, in Porto, where she explored the boundaries between Art and Architecture in dialogue with the building’s architecture – ‘Endless Space. Proposition of the Continuous’ and ‘Rhythm of Distances: Propositions for the Repetition’; in 2018, she designed, programmed and curated the first edition of the ‘MAM’ ( Architecture Month of Maia), dedicated to the life and work of the architect João Álvaro Rocha; in 2019, she presented the ‘MAM’19’ entitled ‘Fast Forward’ for which she invited eight emerging architecture studios and four architecture critics to imagine the 2119 Maia – an exhibition on the future of territory, the landscape, the environment, architecture, technology, mobility and society; this year, Garcia is the general curator of the Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia ’19, under the title ‘Import/Export’, which is represented by four disciplinary axes (architecture, design, plastic arts and new media) and is displayed in sixteen containers spread over seven different points in the territory of Maia. Since 2016 she has co-founded, with Diogo Aguiar, the ‘Galeria de Arquitectura’ [Architecture Gallery], an independent space dedicated to the architecture thinking, in Porto.

In recent years her architecture work has already been selected twice for the FAD Awards (2018 and 2019). Her PhD in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL, 2015) received the Professor Manuel Tainha Award for the best PhD thesis in Architecture by FAUL, and was published in book under the title ‘City, Architecture and Scenic Space’. She is Guest Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (EAUM) and is Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI).

Diogo Aguiar. Diogo Aguiar Studio

Diogo Aguiar Studio is an architecture studio founded in Porto, Portugal, in 2016. The studio works on the frontiers of art and architecture, developing spatial installations and small-scale buildings and interiors, oscillating between public and private contexts.

In 2017, Diogo Aguiar Studio was one of the five Porto architecture studios selected by competition to design an ephemeral pavilion for film venues in Serralves Contemporary Art Museum gardens, as part of “Incerteza Viva” - 32nd São Paulo Bienal. In 2018, the studio was selected to integrate the official Portuguese Representation at the 16th Architecture Venice Biennale - Public Without Rethoric.

Diogo Aguiar (Porto, 1983) graduated from the University of Porto’s Faculty of Architecture in 2008. Before founding Diogo Aguiar Studio in 2016, he collaborated with several studios, including UNStudio, in Amsterdam, and co-founded former collective LIKEarchitects, in Porto (selected for Portugal’s representation in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014). Diogo Aguiar is also co-author of the Eco-Resort, in Pedras Salgadas, built in 2012, which has won the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award.

Diogo’s work has been widely published and he has won several awards in Portugal and abroad. Since 2017, Diogo is the commissioner of Concreta, the main Portuguese Architecture and Construction fair. He is also co-founder of the Architecture Gallery, in Porto. Most recently, Diogo was appointed co-curator of the Architecture Program of Bienal da Maia



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