We are an architecture studio based in Porto, founded and directed by Paulo do Vale Afonso.
We consider architecture to be a creative process and cultural production focusing on space,
territory and society, rooted deep within its context and time. We believe that architecture
is a collective work based on collaboration and cooperation between individuals.
We work on the basis of collaborative working networks, on what we like to call Collaborative
Paulo do Vale Afonso (1982.Ponte de Lima, Portugal) is graduated in architecture from the Architecture Department of Coimbra’s University (Portugal), having also attended NTNU (Trondheim, Norway). After an internship in OAB - Carlos Ferrater Partnership in Barcelona, he moves to Lima, Peru, in 2011 where he joins 51-1 Arquitectos, the peruvian branch of Supersudaca. During his time at 51-1, he has worked on several projects of various scales and later, as project leader, he was responsible for the design and delivery of major projects, such as collective housing projects Arawa, SO3555, and Palmeras, or the Ciudad del Rio masterplan, amongst others.
In 2012, he co-founded AMA – Afonso Maccaglia Architecture where, until 2014, they have mainly developed educational projects in remote areas in the Peruvian central jungle, amongst which Chuquibambilla School, Second Award winner in World Habitat and Social Development in the XIX Bienal Panamericana de Quito 2014 and finalist in the “Oscar Niemeyer” Award of Latin-American Architecture 2016, and Mazaronkiari Multipurpose Room, finalist in the X BIAU - Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.
Has been shortlisted as one of the 10 architects/studios selected worldwide to the Début Award for architects under the age of 35 of the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale in 2016, and his work has been presented in conferences and published worldwide.
He is currently residing and working in Portugal.
Nominee Plataforma Arquitectura Obra del Año 2017
Finalist “Oscar Niemeyer” Award of Latin-American Architecture 2016
Finalist Début Award 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Finalist X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2016
2nd Award Winner XIX Bienal Panamericana de Quito 2014
Finalist Archdaily Building of the year 2015 - Educational
Pre-selected IX Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2014
Pre-selected 4th Holcim awards for sustainable architecture
RADICAL. 50 Arquitecturas Latinoamericanas
Boundaries n. 17 “Rebuilding the Future: Culture”
Summa+ 151 “Tipologias”
Arquitectura Viva 185 “For Children”
C3 Magazine nº376 #1512 “Regionalism and Global Diversity”
Arkinka n. 240 “Espacios Educativos”
Ganadores BAQ 2014.
Proyecta n. 36
Proyecta n. 34
Proyecta n. 31
Arkinka n. 221 “Espacios Educativos”
Boundaries n. 9 ”Do-It-Yourself Arhitecture”
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ESAP Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Porto, Portugal, May 2017
Departament of Architecture of the University of Coimbra, 16 February 2016
Rotary Club, Ponte de Lima, Portugal, January 2016
Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru, April 2014
CAP Colégio de Arquitectos del Perú, Huancayo, Peru, June 2014
UCAL - Universidad de Ciências y Arte de Latino América, Lima, Peru, June 2014
UPEU Universidad Peruana Unión, Lima, Peru, November 2014
Mextropoli 2017, “Chuquibambilla School”, Mexico City, Mexico, March 2017
Premio ON, La ideal, Quito, Ecuador, November 2016
XIX Bienal panamericana de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, November 2014
“Tanto Mar, Portugueses fora de Portugal”, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal, 2014
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