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FLAVIO BRITES

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


CONTENTS

02 CV | COVER LETTER 04 19 YEOMAN STREET PROFESSIONAL

Surrey Quays, London 2016

10 ARCHITECTURE AND TOURISM ACADEMIC | M.Arch Final Project Mina de São Domingos 2016

24 CAMPOLIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE ACADEMIC

Campolide, Lisbon 2013

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PROFESSIONAL Saurimo, Angola 2011

32 EPHEMERAL OBJECT ACADEMIC

Areeiro, Lisbon 2009

34 ELEVATING LISBON ACADEMIC

Campolide, Lisbon 2012

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FLAVIO BELO BRITES

Birth

ARB registered Architect 087127C

02.1989 | Portugal

Email fbbbrites@gmail.com Phone +44 07719784762 Website

cargocollective.com/flaviobelobrites

Address London, SW6

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

10.2016 | Present

Architectural Assistant at EMA for Metropolis London, United Kingdom | www.metropolispd.com

05.2015 | 06.2015

Graphic Designer at U.F.M.M.A. Massamá, Portugal | www.uf-massamamabraao.pt

05.2011 | 07.2011

Architectural Assistant at SOENCO Luanda, Angola | www.soenco.co.ao

EDUCATION

03.2016

Master’s Degree in Architecture Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon

Final Project and Dissertation | 17/20 Architecture and tourism. A proposal for the São Domingos Mine.

COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION

07.2016

Revit training course at AL_A

06.2016 3rd International Congress on Industrial Heritage Conference Guest Speaker - Presentation of the MA Final Project 05.2012 22nd Iberic Competition of Constructive Solutions ‘Unfinished City - Colonizing Structures’ 05.2010 Vectorworks Architect and Renderworks training course TechLimits, Informática lda.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Platform

Microsoft Windows | Mac OS X

Advanced Knowledge

Vectorworks 2D/3D | Autocad 2D/3D | Revit | Rhinoceros 3D Adobe Creative Suite | MS Office

Basic Knowledge

Cinema 4D | SketchUp

Mother Tongue

Portuguese

Advanced Knowledge English Basic Knowledge

PERSONAL SKILLS

Spanish | French

Creative | Methodical | Critical thinking | Organized Competent | Good interpersonal skills | Team worker Quick learner and keen to learn | Highly motivated Proactive | Work under pressure

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FLAVIO BELO BRITES

CONTACT

Email fbbbrites@gmail.com Phone +44 07719784762 Website

cargocollective.com/flaviobelobrites

Address London, SW6

COVER LETTER

Dear Sir / Madam

I am submitting my application for the position of Part II Architectural Assistant and believe that my experience and skills are an excellent match for the role as described. I am ambitious, hardworking and a highly motivated person, passionate about architecture and design. I am an ARB registered Architect; a Master’s Degree graduate in Architecture from the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Architecture. I am Portuguese, a confident and competent English speaker living in London. In order to gain experience in the UK I joined Erman Mantoet Architects (EMA) as an architectural assistant. EMA is a small architecture practice working with Metropolis PD, in London. In this role I have worked on the Construction Drawings (ConDoc) of a residential scheme, the rehabilitation of a restaurant/club and building surveying. I also obtained experience dealing with clients, suppliers and other consultants. This role has significantly developed and improved my skills and knowledge of UK construction and design systems. I am thoroughly conversant with Vectorworks, Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite and other graphics communication programs. IT literate, my attention to detail and problem-solving skills ensure that every project I work on is done accurately and to the highest possible standard. My experience before coming to the UK includes working as an architectural assistant in Luanda, Angola in 2011, responsible for the survey of four residential buildings and a high school. Apart from all the construction related experience, I learned to adapt to different cultures and environments, work as part of a team, under pressure and under tight deadlines. In 2015, I volunteered at the borough of Massamå, Portugal, as a graphic designer. This experience gave me scope to develop and exercise my creativity and knowledge in graphic design including designing flyers and outdoor posters for several events, as well as redesigning the advertising of the council vehicles. I am a very active, calm and sociable person. A reliable, organized, and hardworking individual; I always challenge myself to do better and, above all, I am a quick-learner, always looking for new opportunities and new things to learn. I am confident that I can make a positive contribution to your team, recognize this is an excellent opening and would very much like to be considered for the position and the opportunity to build a career with your office. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Flavio Brites

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01 19 YEOMAN STREET RESIDENCIAL

Type Professional Office

EMA / Metropolis PD

Client

Fairview New Homes

Area

6.300 m2

Location Surrey Quays, London, UK Year 2016

19 yeoman street is a development of 72 new homes, consisting of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments situated in Surrey Quays, South-East London, UK. The primary expression in the design comes from the use of two different shades of bricks, with the top floors portraying the darker shade. The brickwork of the faรงade gives the scheme a textured appearance, integrating it contextually and contemporary, reflecting the industrial urban history of the area. The development is divided in three terraced buildings, featuring flat biodiversity roofs and photovoltaic panels. Ample amenity spaces are designed to encourage social interaction among the residents.

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02 ARCHITECTURE AND TOURISM HOTEL AND RESIDENCIAL

Type

Academic, M.Arch Final Project & Dissertation

Title

Architecture and Tourism: A proposal for the São Domingos Mine.

Advisor Prof. Arch. Madalena Cunha Matos Area

6.100 m2

Location Mina de São Domingos, Mértola, Portugal Year 2016

Tourism, as a phenomenon, is a factor of economic development and socio-cultural stimulation in areas affected by depopulation, especially in rural areas, where the impact of the economic crisis is felt with great intensity. Located in the former mining village of Mina de São Domingos, Portugal, the project seeks to explore the relation and value of architecture in the conception of new touristic projects, based in the new tourism paradigms, particularly the rural and industrial tourism, in addition with concepts such as the identity of the place and the vernacular architecture. The project is composed by three buildings: São Domingos Rooms, a former miners’ living quarters rehabilitated for touristic accommodations; Dona Violeta Houses, a former miner quarter’s rehabilitated to lodge the village population, Chapéu de Ferro Building, a new building designed to provide all the social spaces and services for the hotel unit. Based on the three basic premises of the tourism product - accommodation, services and activities - this project seeks to develop the rural essence of the territory, as well as to requalify the heritage and the value of its history, culture and mining identity of the place, and at the same time giving it a contemporary presence. Hence, the concepts of vernacular architecture of the region, as well as the memory of the mining activity are reinterpreted and applied in the light of modernity.

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SÃO DOMINGOS ROOMS HERITAGE HOTEL

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SÃO DOMINGOS ROOMS HERITAGE HOTEL

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DONA VIOLETA HOUSES RESIDENCIAL

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CHAPÉU DE FERRO BUILDING HOTEL SERVICES AND SOCIAL SPACES

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CHAPÉU DE FERRO BUILDING HOTEL SERVICES AND SOCIAL SPACES

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03 CAMPOLIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE SOCIAL AND MEETING SPACES

Type Academic Area

3.000 m2

Location Campolide, Lisbon, Portugal Year 2013

The community centre project is located on the terrain of a water reservoir. The design concept of the building is related to the reservoir and aqueduct notions. The program is divided in several volumes, intersected by a large distributing atrium. The atrium that crosses the whole building relates with the aqueduct, a water provider, which in the building delivers a flow of people, society, culture and community. It is defined as an ample longitudinal space, where smooth natural light evokes the interior of an aqueduct arm, which is situated on the subsoil. The perforated slab allows visual relations between the two floors of the building. On the top floor, we encounter either a vast green landscape or we came across with a privileged view over the city. The leaning green roof gives continuity to the reservoir garden. The volumes that emerge from the ground resemble to the aqueduct visitation buildings. A corten steel skin covers the entire facade of the building. Its tonality evokes on our imagination as if the garden soil was elevated and the building is a carved mass of soil.

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1st Floor Plan

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CAMPOLIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE SOCIAL AND MEETING SPACES

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CAMPOLIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE SOCIAL AND MEETING SPACES

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ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY

Type Professional Office Soenco Client

Angolan Ministry of Construction

Area N/A Location Saurimo, Angola Year 2011

Architectural survey of four residential buildings and one school, in order to proceed with their refurbishment. All the buildings were built between 1950 and 1970, during the Portuguese occupation of Angola. The residential buildings are composed by four to five floors, with five to thirteen flats per floor, and ground floor commercial spaces. The school is a former Teachers School, arranged in four buildings. The absence of documentation created the need to measure and thereafter to draw the whole buildings.

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05 EPHEMERAL OBJECT

SCAFFOLDING STRUCTURE

Type Academic Area

225 m2

Location Areeiro, Lisbon, Portugal Year 2009

The project of the scaffolding screen for the Francisco Sรก Carneiro Statue, in the Areeiro roundabout, Lisbon, is guided by the concept of adaptability, as it is something temporary, capable to be future applied in other sites. For such, it was created an orthogonal structure, on which platforms are fit in, allowing the workers access the statue. The Platforms move through rails present on the structure beams, therefore adapting any statue. On the platform union points and in their extremities, elastic cables are randomly placed, where consequently an elastic fabric is fixed. The fabric becomes the skin of the object, shaped to the irregular forms generated by the intersection of the platforms. The final form of the scaffolding screen contrasts with the regular structure, creating an odd object, different from statue to statue. Aluminium Foam, produced by Alulight, constitutes the beams, platforms and stairs. It is 100% recyclable, fire resistant, more resistant and lighter than the common aluminium. It allows an easy assembling and transportation of the different parts, which is very important since it is a temporary structure. Fixed to the elastic cables lies the elastic fabric, composed by Teflon and Polyester. Being elastic, the fabric wraps to the several platforms creating an irregular object, resultant of the adaptation from the platforms to each statue.

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06 ELEVATING LISBON MASTERPLAN

Type Academic Area

81.600 m2

Location Campolide, Lisbon, Portugal Year 2012

The basis of the master planning concept is the pursuit of a new system guided by a set of rules, able to give answers to the necessities of Lisbon. Based on the city aqueduct, a major landmark in the surrounding area, and on the works of Lebeus Wood and Alison and Peter Smithson, the plan consists in creating a linear structure with modular spaces. The concept of public space was reconsidered, where the relation with the street level is not a constant. It seeks the creation of new commitments between the city and the individual. The structure allows the exchange between different areas, being the Amoreiras Shopping Centre, with its monumental character and centrality, a magnet and a meeting point of people. It seeks to take advantage of this as a way to attract people to the intervention area. This plan will arise connection between the ageing population and the younger population, who is attracted to live in this area of the city. The structure potentiates the relationships and fluxes between the surrounding areas, providing them and feeding of them, becoming, then, a new landmark, distinct from the remaining residential neighbourhoods.

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