Filipe J S Brandão
Architect | Researcher | Photographer
I am a photographer, architect and researcher from Braga living in Porto, and have worked as an independent architect since 2007.
I have a degree in architecture by FAUP (Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto), and a post-graduation in Digital Architecture from CEAAD (Advanced Studies Course in Digital Architecture), jointly organized by ISCTE and FAUP. I won an investigation grant from Amorim Isolamentos and developed the thesis Cork Re-Wall: Computational Methods of Automatic Generation and Digital Fabrication of Cork Partition Walls for Building Renovation. I’m a PhD student at ISCTE doctoral program, recipient of ISTA merit scholarship with Cork Re-Wall research project and ISTAR-IUL member.
I was an Erasmus student at the MoNArch 2003-2004 program in the Department of Architecture of the University of Oulu in Finland.
I have collaborated with Cruz&Alarcão, ANC-Arquitectos and Grupo3. For two years and a half I lived in Angola where I was the Building Site Manager of Sonamet Headquarters in Lobito and vice-director of JFS Angola. In 2012 I co-founded the architecture and urbanism collective PARQUR.
I have always been fascinated about photography, both as a process and a discovery of realities within and beyond the visible. When I was 20, I casually met a Nikon F2 and since, self taught and unengaged, I have looked through many viewfinders. I specially enjoy architectural and travel photography, but also do events and portrait photography. In 2013, I won the first prize of Zeissimages.com / ZEISS USA contest.