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about cv

francisco castelo branco 04-07-86 Porto, Portugal +351 91 650 65 33 fcbtudojunto@gmail.com www.fcbtudojunto.com

work experience 2011 | worked at Context Architects 2009 | collaborated with Carlos Prata Offices 2009 | works of freelance photography in events education and training 2010 | completed Integrated Master Degree in Architecture with the master thesis intitled “Fachada Media” oriented by Architect Pedro Gadanho; 2004 | started the graduation in Architecture at Faup, Oporto; 2004 | completed high school in Colégio Luso-Francês, Oporto. workshops and lectures 2010 | attended international seminar “On The Surface, public space and architectural images in debate” with the participation of Beatriz Colomina, Christian Gaenshirt, Filip Dujardin, M. Graça Dias, Pedro Gadanho 2009 | attended international colloquium “Designing Light - emerging light in architecture” with the participation of Dietrich Newmann (USA), Elvira Fortunato (PT), Mark Major (GB), Campo Baesa (ES) 2008 | attended the workshop of Digital Photography Cameras 2008 | attended the conferences and workshop of CinemArchitecture, Faup, Oporto 2005 | attended conferences “(i)Materiality in contemporary architecture” with the participation of Eduardo Souto Moura and Iñaki Ábalos 2004 | attended the workshop “The Comic Visuals” integrated in the Cinema, Television, Video and Multimedia Festival in Avanca, Portugal 2003 | attended the workshop “Directing in one scenic decor” integrated in the Cinema, Television, Video and Multimedia Festival in Avanca, Portugal

personal skills and competences Portuguese as mother language written and spoken English team-spirit, organised and with initiave strenght software skills ArchiCAD (2D and 3D), AutoCad, 3ds Max Photoshop, InDesign LightRoom, Premiere, Final Cut, Macintosh OS X, MsOffice competitions 2010 december “GO! architecture” promoted by FAUP 2010 february; “replace” Dédalo Magazine 2010 janurary; “tokyo fashion museum” promoted by arquitectum 2009 finalist of Festimage [www.festimage.org/index.php?gc=10122]


2006 2010 2011

ACADEMIC PROJECTS STUDENT’S RESIDENCE MODULE HOUSING UNIT MUSEUM URBAN PROJECT MASTER THESIS COMPETITIONS

PERSONAL AND ONGOING PROJECTS CITY POSTCARDS IMAGINED HOUSES (BOOK)

WORK AT CONTEXT ARCHITECTS S HOUSE FRAGA HOUSE TURBINE CITY EXHIBITION


STUDENT’S RESIDENCE The proximity with the river and the waters of Rio Douro, turned the facade of a student’s residence into an organic and dynamic architecture through the complex composition of its modules. An ever-changing architecture during the day and an eye-popping experience when observed from the other side of the river.

RESI DEN CE PLATFORM THE OTHER PLATFORM RIVER RIVER RIVER RIVER RIVER BOATS RIVER SIDE OF THE RIVER

RIVER

RIVER


MODULE Built in an abstract field, this housing module apartment (T2/T3, each one with entrance from the ground level), was inspired by Piet Mondrian’s abstract paintings. The colors and geometry shift architecture into a third dimensional painting.

GROUND LEVEL

1ST FLOOR

2ND FLOOR


UNIT HOUSING

Projected for Rotunda da Boavista, the collective housing would rise in the city’s new heart of contemporary architecture, which includes Casa da Música and Oporto’s METRO and Bus Station. The city, made of the old and the new, would have the opportunity to create a contemporary center with mixed services and different housing typologies. Later in the process, one allotment would be developped, being it the one facing east side, a simple T2/T3 housing module with vertical access. Due to its position siding a high traffic avenue and facing sunrise, the building had an open dialogue between interior/exterior through deep balconies integrated in the facade’s plan, but at the same time protecting the private space of your home.


ROTUNDA DA BOAVISTA

CASA DA MÚSICA

METRO STATION

CONTEMPORARY HOUSING DESIGN


The city’s museum. The local plan is characterized by a fragile and inconsistent architecture. The surroudings are mainly warehouses, although there’s a geometric and regular urban mesh. What is sought to achieve is always a reaction: to what is there now, and to what would come - which we don’t know. So playing “safe” was a constant during the process. In its development, the result was a white box, denying the surrondings, only openned for the main entrance. In the interior, a large patium would turn all the activities into it. The museum would remain as a silent and misterious urban piece on the outside, to be fully discovered on the inside.

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OFFICES EXHIBITION SPACE

SOCIAL SPACES PATIUM PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

an open patium in the interior turns all main activities into it

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the circulation is made around the patium with the main entrance as the only glimpse of the exterior.


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In a strategy to re-organize and re-design the urban space of Campanhã, the project intended to provoke a completely new concept for a heart-rising city centre. The actual situation of unoccupied warehouses explicits a necessity of modernise almost everything, which lead the project to “start something radical and new”. With that in mind, and with the central train station in its frontier, the goal was to create an enterily new dynamic of supported services for the zone such as a Low Cost Hotel, companies headquarters, street shopping, restoration and car parking. The up-rising terrain allowed the creation of urban platforms to accomodate the program needed. Its architecture, equipped with the latest technologies, would project “media facades” and smart surfaces related to the urban space, contributing to an avant-garde feel resulting in a dynamic and exciting ambience. An urban space designed by its architecture and an architecture related and though specifically for this urban space.

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LOW COST HOTEL (3) RESTAURANTS SHOPPING BUSINESS CENTER (2) METRO AND TRAIN ACCESS CAR PARKING (1) BICYCLE PATHS GREEN ZONES HEALTH CLUB (4) ALL THIS COMBINED WITH HIGH-TECH MEDIA FACADES


Architectural Master Thesis oriented by Architect Pedro Gadanho

MEDIA FACADE Media Facade is a new and recent architectural language introduced by the use of digital media displays on the surface of buildings. With the integration of a digital medium in the project’s development, the turns surface into a dynamic and a communicative membrane, which also represents a new aesthetic, functional and evolucionary expression on the discipline. For the subject, the historical geneses and concept evolution explores what a media facade is or can be, as an integrated element in architecture. The link between publicity and animated lights are the first approach of architecture as a media facade. “The simulated city” in the 90s, as Toyo Ito describes, represents today’s contemporary immaterial space of information that a media facade can translate into a formal building. The aesthetic expressions of an imateriallity are well known in the work of Jean Nouvel, as on the essays of Venturi’s “Architecture as signs and systems”. The integration of a “monitor effect” on the surface follows an “augmentation” of architecture as a cultural and informative building, generator of a new urban space. “What happens when tv leaves home and goes back to public space?” is the question made about the perception of architecture as it is envelopped by this media language in the 20th century; Projects like Peter Cook’s BIX, realities:united’s Spots, Led Action Façade, or NBuilding relate new functions of a digital display integrated in the surface, while Diller Scofidio’s Blur or Nox’s D-Tower explore architecture as an expressive medium to find relations between tecnology and new ways of incorporating space and the invisible networks. “2010; A Space Odissey”: today, we may think of “media facade” beyond an ordinary tv set attached to a building; there are new opportunities of thinking the physical structure of architecture and the imaterial flux as a whole.


COMPETITIONS

Tokyo Fashion Museum

promoted by arquitectum.com 2010 in collaboration with Catarina Ribeiro, Cassandra Carvas, Inês Pires and Tiago Atalaia A fashion museum for Omotesando Street, Tokyo. Famous for its fashion stores, the competition asked for a vertical fashion museum. Our project re-creates a vertical street, in an expand gesture of the one where it would rise. Walking through ramps, you could visit the different rooms, while contemporary fashion is shown by you in the central strip of the building. “Fashion is You, Here and Now”


re:place, re:play

promoted by Dédalo Magazine 2010 in collaboration with Elisa Sartor and Tiago Atalaia To “replace” a non-place. The purposal tried to create in non-places (a mural and an abstract entrance cube), a “reminder” of its existence. Even though they are meant to be a simple passage through, our installation intended to alert people for its importance. It would be a large media wall, sensitive to movement that would react asking questions like “Where are you going?”, “Who are you?” to the passers-by.

GO! Architecture

promoted by FAUP 2010

The competition challenged to design a cinematheque in 48 hours. In a reinterpretation of Casa de Cinema de Manoel de Oliveira, the main rooms would work like giant cinematographers. The building, an archive of cinema, projects its memories into the city, turning them a part of it. The silent images in the exterior, a reference to the early mute cinema, allows the cinematec experience to expand beyond its physical boundaries, bringing to life the surrounding ruins, and connecting to the other side of the river.


CTS WITH LOVE

the idea is to crea te contemporary city postcards of a cit y’s architecture alo ng with the phrase “F ROM (CITY) WITH LOVE”, playing wi th a local reference .

PERSONAL AND ONGOING PROJ E

FROM A CITY

Imagined Houses BOOK I invited some architect friends to write a short story of an imagined house. Since our work as an architect is to create/communicate/debate ideas, i thought this could be a nice exercise to expand our imagination through words instead of drawings or images. The only one thing in common between stories would be the concept of a “house”. And with it, a little short story. The callenge has been well received and accepted by those who i’ve sent, and even got an interest in others that are not architects but like to write. A house with clowns around the hall and no windows, the house with many paths or the house up rised few meters from nowhere. Nowadays, our mind is the only one who can actually build: free of taxes, of burocracies, or even materiallity. Let the words write walls of phrases, build floors of paragraphs and rooms of imagination!


WORK AT CONTEXT ARCHITECTS


S HOUSE

Location: Miranda do Douro, Portugal Program: 160 m2 (house) Client: Julieta Type: Commission Status: Preliminar-study Team: João Vieira Costa, Francisco Castelo Branco, Eugénio Cardoso, Leonor Cício


the view of the social zone frame the valley and is turned west

bedrooms fireplace living room kitchen dining room terrace

PROGRAM

FOLD OUT

the torsion optimises the views and adapts to the site plan

the private zone (bedrooms) is turned south and east with equally views to the valley

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Location: Miranda do Douro, Portugal Program: 160 m2 (house) Client: Julieta Type: Commission Status: Preliminar-study Team: João Vieira Costa, Eugénio Cardoso, Francisco Castelo Branco, Leonor Cício

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The site belongs to a small medieval city by the Douro river. It has strong traditional values. Our research led us to understand the relevance of its peculiar traditional values regarding family relations and its interactions inside a house, most importantly highlighting its social space. Furthermore, the city has a strong relation to the river and its unique landscape. This, plus the fact that it is a holliday house, led us to reinterpret cultural values plus the landscape so as to reproduce the spatiality of the river cliffs, placing the social space in a sort of meander offering extreme perspectives. As the private space is allowed to open-have views to the social area, the social space is in a state of limbo between interior and exterior spaces, having the possibility to open completely to the outside, complete transparence. The surrounding site was modeled accordingly, allowing for entrances, views and sun exposure.


TURBINE CITY EXHIBITION Location: Oslo, Norway Program: Exhibition Space Client: DogA, DogA, Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture Type: Comission Team: João Vieira Costa, Eugénio Cardoso, Francisco Castelo Branco, Leonor Cício


HALL/EXHIBITION SPACE

THE MODELS LAGER

BRANNSKAP

GARDEROBE

SERVICE INNGANG/ NØDUTGANG

WC

GALLERI

RAMPE

ca 9 x 4 m

HALL

BUTIKK WC

RESEPSJON

ca 34 x 10 m

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+ ca 9 x 1,75 m NØD UTGANG

DogA, Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture

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GALLERI/INFO BOOTH Concept 6

Sted: Hall, Galleri Rigg: Tomt

Exhibition Space

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Monitors suspended in the ceiling.

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PROJECT

Turbine City Exhibition at DogA, Oslo AUTHOR

Arq. João Vieira Costa

João Vieira Costa Arquitectura Unipessoal, Lda Rua Heróis de França n. , º Frente Matosinhos - Portugal T/F + M info@context-architects.com W www.context-architects.com STATUS

Exhibition at DogA, Oslo COLABORATORS

CLIENT

DogA

Leonor Cício, Eugénio Cardoso, Francisco Castelo Branco

DRAWING

Top view, Elevation and Section

SCALE

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DATE

.May.


2006/2011 francisco castelo branco’s portfolio fcbtudojunto@gmail.com fcbtudojunto.com

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