Keywords Change this

Contemporary Architecture, Timber

Birth date / place

June 1957, Lisbon, Portugal

Selected Architecture

Practice / Active in Change this

Lisbon, Portugal

Linked to Change this

Alvaro Siza

Awards Change this

  • 2005 - Prize for Timber Construction - AIMMP
  • 2011 - National Prize for Architecture in Timber – AFN/MA

Carlos Castanheira Change this

Change thisLisbon, Portugal
born 1957, Lisbon
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About Change this

Carlos Castanheira is a member of the generation of Portuguese architects who consider themselves professional descendants of Alvaro Siza, with whom Castaneira worked for fourteen years.

Castanheira is known for his work with timber frames and architectural components, with a focus on the details of construction. After graduating from School of Fine Arts in Porto in 1981, Castaneira began to practice the profession while attending the Academie voor Bouwkunst in Amsterdam. He lived in the Netherlands until 1991, when he founded his own studio with Maria Clara Bastai. Over the years he has researched living functions and use of wood in combination with different materials as a reflection of interaction between the built and natural worlds.



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