“Architectural projects” is the theme of the collection of books created and published by Nuno Miguel Borges. This programme of publications unites architects, landscape architects, historians, archaeologists, academics, photographers and designers; together, they aid us in learning about and understanding the architectural project portrayed in each volume and the history that lies behind it.

Each book opens with a text about the history of the current place or construction to help contextualize the contemporary intervention. Next come interview(s) with the architect(s), in which they explain their project and the work carried undertaken in its implementation. Chapters with drawings, analyses or testimonials may arise in some of the books, depending on the nature of the project and the people involved. Then, a photo essay of the construction of the project: before, during and after, all captured by a photographer from a perspective which is far removed from a mere technical record. Finally, to close the book, there are the technical drawings.

Despite their common scheme, each book is unique: the specific result of the different people, the place and the architectural project. The books will be published at a gentle pace and in limited numbers, as the time to undertake an architectural project is lengthy; and author editing, a task with natural restrictions.


João Gomes da Silva

João Gomes da Silva graduated in Landscape Architecture from the Universidade de Évora, in 1987. He has been an invited Professor in the Architecture Department of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa since 2001 and in the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio since 2006. In 1987, with Inês Norton, he founded Global – Arquitectura Paisagista. In 1990–1991, he received the Schinkel Prize in landscape architecture, with Inês Norton and João Mateus. In 1999, the project ‘Public Spaces of Expo 98’ won the Centro Português de Design prize. In 2004, he was awarded the Valmor Prize and the Municipal Architecture Prize by Lisbon City Council for the Expo ’98 project, co- created with architect Manuel Salgado. In 2007, the Salinas Complex project, in Madeira, co-created with architect Paulo David, received the FAD Award for landscape architecture, the International Award Architecture in Stone, and, in 2008, the Audience Award at the 5th Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona. In 2010, for the Belém-Cais do Sodré cycle path, co-created with Atelier P06, he was awarded the following prizes: Red Dot – design award; SEGD – Merit Award; D&AD – in Book and European Design Awards – Silver Award.

João Luís Carrilho da Graça

João Luís Carrilho da Graça graduated in Architecture from the Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa, in 1977. He lectured at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, from 1977 to 1992. Teacher at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, from 2001 to 2010, and at the Universidade de Évora, since 2005. Coordinator of the Architecture Department in both institutions until 2010. Visiting lecturer at the School of Architecture at the Universidad de Navarra, Spain, in 2005, 2007 and 2010. Awarded ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’ by the French state in 2010, the Prémio Pessoa in 2008, and the AICA – International Association of Art Critics prize in 1992. He was awarded the Secil Prize, in 1994, for the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social de Lisboa, and, in 1998, the Valmor and FAD prizes, for the Knowledge of the Seas Pavilion – Expo’98. ‘Piranesi Prix de Rome,’ in 2010, for the mu- seumization of the archaeological area of Praça Nova at São Jorge Castle. Nominated for the ‘Mies van der Rohe’ European architecture prize in 1990, 1992, 1994, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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João Mendes Ribeiro

João Mendes Ribeiro was born in Coimbra in 1960. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Porto in 1986. He earned a doctorate in 2009 from the University of Coimbra, where he is Associate Professor of the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology. He has received several prizes and distinctions such as the FAD Award in 2004 and 2016; the Diogo de Castilho Prize 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2017; Gold Medal for Best Stage Design, Prague Quadrennial, 2007; the Enor Prize 2009; the BIAU Award 2012 and 2016; the RIBA Award for International Excellence 2016; the National Urban Rehabilitation Award 2017; the BigMat Prize 2017 and the 12th Secil Architecture Prize 2020. He was selected for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2001 and 2015 and for the DOMUS International Prize for Restoration and Preservation 2017 and he was a finalist of the RIBA International Prize 2016. In 2006, he was awarded the Commendation of the Order of Prince Henry by the President of the Republic.

Jorge de Alarcão

Jorge Alarcão was born in Coimbra in 1934. He graduated in History and Philosophy from the University of Coimbra and completed a post-graduate degree in Western European Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of London, where he was awarded the Gordon Childe Prize. He is a Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Coimbra and a Doctor of Prehistory and Archaeology at the same institution. He has been given honorary degrees by the University of Santiago de Compostela and the University of Bordeaux. He is an expert in Classical Archaeology, co-director of excavations at Conimbriga and the Roman villa of São Cucufate (Vidigueira, Beja) and has written more than two hundred works, including books and articles, on the Roman rule of Portugal — for which he was awarded the Protective Spirit of the Colony of Augusta Emerita in 2003.

José Pedro Cortes

José Pedro Cortes was born in Porto. In 2004, he completed his Master of Arts in Photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, England. He has exhibited regularly since 2005, having shown his work in national and international exhibitions, including the Centro de Fotografia (Porto, 2005), the Museu da Imagem (Braga, 2006), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2007), the Centre Gulbenkian Paris (2012), the CAAA – Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e da Arquitectura (Guimarães, 2013), the CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra, 2013), the Museu de Serralves (Porto, 2014), the CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, 2015), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Toronto, 2015), the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2012), the Museu da Electricidade (Lisbon, 2015) and the MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado (Lisbon, 2018). He has published five books: Silence (2005), Things Here and Things Still to Come (2011), Costa (2013), One's Own Arena (2015) and A Necessary Realism (2018), published by Pierre von Kleist Editions, of which he is founder and editor.

José Sarmento de Matos

José Sarmento de Matos, born in 1946, is a chronicler of Lisbon. He studied History at the Faculdade de Letras of the Universidade de Lisboa and Art History at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has devoted himself to the study of the palatial civil architecture of the city of Lisbon. From this perspective, he has written works on the urban development and general history of the city. Several of his works on Lisbon-related themes have been published, such as Uma Casa na Lapa (A House in Lapa, Quentzal, 1994) and A Invenção de Lisboa (The Invention of Lisbon, Temas e Debates, 2008 and 2009).

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Marcelo Mendes Pinto

Marcelo Mendes Pinto has a degree in History, specialising in Archaeology, and a Masters in Archaeology from the University of Porto. He was Assistant Professor in the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the School of Arts of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto). He published Tesouros Monetários Baixo-Imperiais Entre Douro, Ave e Tâmega (Late Imperial Monetary Treasures Between Douro, Ave and Tâmega), A Villa Romana de Sendim (The Roman Villa of Sendim) and O Mosteiro de Pombeiro-Arqueologia (The Monastery of Pombeiro – Archaeology), as well as countless articles and pieces for scientific journals in his areas of expertise. As an archaeologist, he has led various excavations, such as those of the fortified settlements of S. Domingos (Lousada), Senhora Aparecida and Monte do Senhor dos Perdidos (Felgueiras), as well as at the Roman villa of Sendim (Felgueiras), the Roman mines of Fojo das Pombas-Quinta da Invanta (Valongo), the Roman vicus of Meinêdo, the Monastery of Santa Maria de Pombeiro (Felgueiras), and the Roman Baths of S. Pedro do Sul.



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