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Filipa Leal de Carvalho

registered architect in the Portuguese Architects College, worked recently at Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris), where she had the opportunity to participate in global projects. After graduating in Architecture in the University of Coimbra in 2008, she worked at “carlorattiassociatti� studio in italy (directly related with the MIT Senseable City Lab in Boston) where she had also the opportunity to collaborate with important studios as Kengo Kuma Associates (Tokio), AgenTer (Paris) and ARUP (Italian branch), During her 4 years experience she was involved in master planning, residential, offices, educational and cultural sectors.

WORK EXPERIENCE rehabilitation of EPFL campus dominique perrault architecture quartier de l’etang dominique perrault architecture

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manifattura domani carloratti associatti - kengo kuma associates


m&m house carloratti associatti - kengo kuma associates


social club filipa carvalho - tânia teixeira


unesco dialog center lands architetture studio




between lisbon and tejo


street sellers


art cube


REHABILITATION OF EPFL CAMPUS Dominique Perrault Architecture

Lausanne, Switzerland 2011-2015

In 2010, Steiner SA Group Switzerland’s leading total

program offices, research laboratories and public services

services contractor combined with Dominique Perrault

team Felix construction and Préface (facades), Tecnoservice

Architecture won the competition driven by the EPFL

(CVC), Duchein SA (sanitary system), Daniel Willi SA (structure),

to achieve the “Campus Plan” modernization project

Protectas SA (security)

by implementing the Center for Neuroprosthetics and

site area 15 500 m2

the headquarters of the Federal School. This project

built area 4500 m2 Central Library / 14 000 m2 Mechanical

includes the renovation of two existing buildings on campus, the former Mechanical Engineering Halls and Central Library, and the creation of an iconic new

Engineering Halls responsabilities prepare and develop drawings, models, images and other documents relating to Design Development Phase and Construction Documents Phase; assist in the co-ordination

building, the Teaching Bridge.

of the internal design team; take responsibility for specific areas

Parallel to urban redevelopments already led by the

of the design and project development; liaise with members of

EPFL at the North and South of the site, architecture

the external design team and other associated organisations or companies.

must reflect the will to reinforce connections between the natural ground and the artificial soil. In this sense, the rehabilitation of the former Mechanical Engineering

re-urbanization process by breaking the existing

Halls and the Central Library buildings, but also the

separation between the technical ground-floor and the

new Teaching Bridge, are involved in the campus

university life taking place several meters higher.

congress center train station

ME CL square TL rolex learning center

benchmarks and identification of the camus heart

the 3 sites of intervention

displacement of the Teaching Lab to the heart of the campus

final project





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south faรงade

laboratories offices

plan type


the “atrium is a

principle of the facade opening

The building is designed in layers, like a onion. At the heart, there is the central atrium, a dynamic space with many bridges and platforms that enable the flow of ideas. Around this space there are the laboratories and after, the offices to the outside to take advantage fo the natural ligh. the old building is coated with metal sliding panels that give dynamis to the facade connection through the atrium

interior views of the atrium

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Through a colorfull architecture, there is the intention to remark clearly the consolidation of the central administration at the heart of the campus. The building will be covered with opaque and glazed colored strips like a rainbow. The volumetry and the supporting structure of the old library has been preserved. In order to offer light to central spaces, as to the common circulations, two courtyards were created. plan type

view from avenue Piccard


connections with Piccard avenue

common circulations

vertical accesses offices surfaces

organizing principle of the plan type

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facade detail - building ME

frame with metal mesh frames guide

frames fixation thermal insulation

metal panel

triple glass


facade detail - building BI

double glass simple glass

thermal insulation

black sheet metal coating

venetian blind metal perforated suspended ceiling

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QUARTIER DE L’ETANG Dominique Perrault Architecture

Geneva, Switzerland 2010-2015

This urban redevelopment project called “Quartier de

program housing, offices, public equipements, craft,

l’Etang”, is located in the heart of urban dynamics, at

administrative, hotel, commerce, leisure

just two kilometers from the historic heart of Geneva.

team Edms SA (ingénieur civil) , Transitec (mobility), AAB J.

The site has been developed around industrial, craft and commercial activities taking advantage of the infrastructure network which is in the periphery of the urban core. Today overtaken by the city, this site

Stryensky & H. Monti SA (acustics), Karakas & Français SA (geotechnical), Ecoscan (environment), Protectas SA (fire safety), Buffet Boymont (geometer), Sequoia & Gardens (forester) site area 111 081 m² built area 232 200 m²

will mutate to meet the needs of the citizens. This change must take place within a project that requires

responsabilities develop urban analyses, general planning and volume concept; prepare drawings, models, images and other

the highest standards of spaciousness, comfort and

documents relating to Programming and Schematic Design Phase;

security for its future inhabitants. The geometry of

take responsibility for all the feasability study; liaise with members

the islets in the site is based on existing axes located

of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies.

outside the perimeter: the road network on the one hand, with the “chemin de l’Etang”, and pedestrian and

(boulevard, pedestrian areas, squares, parks) that are

cycle networks on the other hand, relying on existing

not only related to the existing road network but also

routes. The project was organized with the intention

act as key elements linking the landscape structures

of offering to the city a new set of public spaces

in the city.



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The Boulevard, organized around a system

The City Hall Square as a link between the

The Neighbourhood Square, the second space

of planted boulevard with a high quality

different parts of site. Assumes the role of

of centrality, more intimate, is mainly designed

landscape, will be the structural element of

keystone of the urban system, allowing the

to local residents. Built as a rectangular plaza

the project. A transition space, that offers

connection between the first two macro-

bordered by residential and craft buildings, it

access to important spaces: the city hall

geographical areas: the north commercial

includes in the ground floor local shops and a

square and the neighbourhood square.

showcase and the neighbourhood heart at

Neighbourhood Association.

the south.


islet area

urban outline


high limit 48 m


possible building insertion

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green spaces

HOUSING .................................... 89 940 m2 HOUSING / ACTIVITIES ............. 12 500 m2 APPART’HOTEL ......................... 8 000 m2 HOTEL ........................................ 10 760 m2 ADMINISTRATIVE....................

50 200 m2

ARTISANAT ............................... 49 300 m2 COMMERCE/LEIURE/ ................. 32 570 m2 PUBLIC EQUIPEMENTS.............. 12 520 m2



265 790 m2


111 081 m2






neighbourhood square


bus stop

bus only lane

bycicle lane bus stop

two way lane

sidewalk planted parking bycicle lane

industrial complex

green screen

zoom of neighbourhood square

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typology 1 The Forum commerces / loisirs administration hotel housing

apartment hotel services

hotel reception


urban galery restaurant

commerce activities and retail


typology 2 The islets public equipements activities / commerce housing

activities and retail

housing to the islet heart

local shops leisure

housing to the islet heart

common spaces bicycle parking

ground floor

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MANIFATTURA DOMANI Kengo Kuma associates with Carloratti Associatti

Rovereto, Italy 2010

At the beginning it will be the Park. A green area

program offices, research, industrial park, public facilities and

of five hectares, which will take immediately the


place of asphalt and warehouses constructed in the

team Kanso (consulting), ARUP (engineering)

60s and 70s. This first phase will see in parallel the

built area 69 890 m2 + 18 900 m2 (parking)

reconstruction of historic buildings of the factory and

site area 86 090 m2

the creation of leisure facilities along the border south

responsabilities understand the design project; prepare and

to the river Leno. The future presence of industrial

develop drawings, models, images and other documents relating

buildings, will be revealed in the landscape of the park,

to the design; assist in the co-ordination of the internal design

through parallel strips as the surrounding vineyards, hiding the invisible predispositions infrastructure

team; take responsibility for specific areas of the design and project development; liaise with members of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies.

under the ground. New production structures will be raised from its impression on the ground, designed by vegetation. A system with an organic development that will minimize the drawbacks of traditional yards, returning immediately a large proportion of industrial

minimize the drawbacks of traditional yards, returning

land to the territory and the city.

immediately a large proportion of industrial land to the

A system with an organic development that will

territory and the city.

situation city plan 18

general location

train network

airports location

highway network

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green park

green park with public spaces through the river

green buffer zone

green technologic park

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M&M ‘S HOUSE Carlo Ratti associatti

Bergamo, Italy 2009

A medieval building in the old city of Bergamo. Natural

program familiar house

light is provided only from the south, while the floor

built area 150 m2

area on the north is carved into the montain and

responsabilities understand the design project; prepare, develop

too deep for daylighting. The proposal demolishes

and edit drawings, models, images and other documents relating

all recent interior partitions and keep the existing

to the design construction phase; take responsibility for specific

structure walls. All added elements are carefully treated as separated objects from the existing walls in

areas of the design and project development; liaise with members of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies; construction site supervision.

order to assule its contemporanity and emphatise the old architecture. The old ‘crociera’ vaults are revealed and the spaces underneath treated with thoughtful

via windows on the south-east facing facade of the

minimalism. A luminous spine is added to the north side

apartment, but approximately half of its floor area is too

of the apartment - a kind of digital counterpoint to the

deep for day lighting.

windows that face south and the glorious countryside

Our response has been to find innovative ways to open

of Lombardy.

up the spaces, both external and internal, as well as

The apartment itself presents several constraints for

appropriate avenues to deploy technology, such as the

us: it is in an historic building, and as such the exterior

luminous spine inserted at the back pf the apartment

facade cannot be modified, natural light is provided

and facing the windows to the south.

floor -1

ground floor kitchen courtyard lightspine

eating room



master bedroom living room



master bathroom

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2 3 4m

master bathroom


ardesia black


pool border detail

shower detail


P2 1

















10 7

1. waterproof membrane

6. IPE 150

1. lightweight concrete

2. radiant floor

7. lightweight concrete wall

2. radiant panels

3. black ardesia floor

8. waterproof membrane

3. concrete floor

7. plastering

4. pool water collection

9. finishing coat of resin

4. waterproof membrane

8. tiles 40 mm deph

5. water cycle

10. corrugated plate

5. shower water collection

9. IPE 100

6. wooden plank “wengè” removable structure

P1 P2




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SOCIAL CLUB Filipa Leal de Carvalho and Tânia Teixeira

Milan, Italy 2011

The social club is a temporary pavilion that will shelter

program reading spaces, kitchen, cafeteria, meeting spaces.

different activities to the small village close to Milan

built area 65 m2

as to the public in general. How to do an hierarchy of

responsabilities understand the whole design project; prepare

“spaces” in the middle of the void? A hut in the middle

and develop drawings, models, images and other documents

of the desert already creates hierarchy and defines two

relating to the design; take responsibility for all the project design

spaces, one internal and one external. If we extend this


hut we will have instead three spaces, two external and

diversity and responding to changes of the program and

one internal.

target public, that the contemporary urban condition

So, we propose a flexible pavilion that can adapt

demands the contemporary urban condition. The

different spaces to specific uses. An organic

pavilion designs, through its organic and adaptable

“corridor pavilion”, which provide a serie of outdoor

shape, natural squares, that receves and put in relation

plazas, between nature and housing. The building

to youth, seniors, environmentalists, disabled people,

is dematerialized in a modular structure that allows

artisans, activists in a meeting point that claims

its adaptation to the surrounding and allow a large


programmatic diversity. The exterior is privileged

The proposed construction method is based on

in detriment of its internal taking the ability to

a modular system capable of being combined in

accommodate more people, more organizations, more

numerous forms.

different modules configurations

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cafeteria art gallery “the citizens� multifunctional space NGO, library toilets urban garden club 0

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20 x 20 x 32 x

21 x 20 x 20 x

step 1: main structure


step 2 : beams

16 x 20 x

step 3: panels

20 x

20 x

step 4: doors

montage of main structure

groove of OSB panels

step 5: sticks

20 x

step 6 : membrane

montage of wooden sticks

membrane in tension

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Naters, Switzerland 2009

Rarely, when a glacier melts reveals treasures of the

program offices, seminars, research, hotel, housing, recreational

Nature, Crystals, order and perfection.

and retail

Crystals are light, color, energy, information. They are

built area Dialog Center 3 200 m2, hotel, offices and retail 12 800

the interactive , emotional and physical elements of the



site area 8 185 m2

The Project rises from the assumption that the Glacier

responsabilities understand the design project; prepare, develop

is an element of the Nature that blossom life within

and edit drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design.

its environment. Crystals sparse around the terrain, among grass and flowers, denote a new landscape made up of sensations, emotions and memories. Memories are the patrimony to highlight, and in this specific case, Nature is the center of the Project. The new DialogCenter is a place of tourist promotion and simultaneously is a place of the village of Naters. It is

The Mountain has to be penetrate to discover the

an instant of Naters’ urban development. It is a place

DialogCenter, to allow getting surprised. The Mountain

coming from the knowledge of the mountains, from

has to be climbed to discover the Kräutergarten and the

geology, as an example of the movement in time.

Themenpark, the landscape of the new DialogCenter.


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Theme park

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Pinus tree

herbs betule tree


acier Aletsch Gl Naters 673.00 m.端.M

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kristall 1 1. bilderwelten 2. administration 3. meeting 4. lesson room 3


5. seminars 6. office 7. workshops


8. reception 9. labs 10. maintenabce



11. UNESCO 12. senses room 13. rundgang


kristall 3

14. exhibitions: flora fauna




7 kristall 2


geologie landschaftschutz


glaziologie wasser







interactive panorama

meeting places


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BETWEEN LISBON AND TEJO final academic project with Gonçalo Byrne architect orientation

Lisbon, Portugal 2008

Located in an old industrial zone, the project seeks to

program housing, urban gardens, storing sheds, culture, public

stir an area into action somehow forgotten that places

equipments, leisure

between the historical center of Lisbon and the zone of

team me and a cup of coffee...

the “Expo 98”.

built area 104 400 m2 housing, 22 050 m2 culture and public

A special attention to the existing city leads us to

equipments, 1400 m2 leisure

considering the sense of “neighborhoods” and the

site area 247 294 m2

neighboring atmosphere of the city. “ Lisbon, city of

responsabilities as a student, I took all the responsability for the

neighborhoods”, deserves a special attention and

project, including a non-sleep week.

needs an urban integrated rehabilitation and an urban development qualification of the residential zones, revitalizing the urban empties and offering new

keystone between the neighbourhoods. The elasticity

opportunities for waiting places. So, it’s explored a

of that leisure zone ground, unlike the residential

new reality: the urban gardens. Associated with the

inflexibility, provides different external spaces that

new residential complex, the gardens are destined

report to the internal buildings by the difference of

particularly to the leisure, working also as icon of a new

levels. The pedestrian tours dance by the area, leading

urban attitude. Sustainable. Ecological. Alive …

persons discovering new spaces, perceiving the

The project includes a leisure/culture zone that acts as

relations between the buildings.





vegetal gardens


public transports




intervention area

zoom general plan

high intensity of use

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STREET SELLERS academic project - urban space

Bogota, Columbia 2006

In Bogotá, a large and perhaps growing parcel of the informal workforce operates on the city streets, sidewalks and other public places. Assuming this reality, and trying to support these workers, we decided to design a complete set of “street furniture” useful not only for sellers but also to pedestrian and citizens, such as show tables or stands in the shadow of the trees. The selected area is located in the heart of the city center, strongly invaded by street sellers. After an analysis of buildings, street spaces and sellers position both during day and at night time, it has been realized that the most

citizens, such as show tables or stands in the shadow of

populated locations have not been chosen arbitrarily but

the trees.

linked to established business as cinemas. Assuming

Street furniture pieces, based in the previous analysis,

that the street sellers is a reality hardly avoidable, it was

were strategically installed in the most populated areas

decided to design a complete set of “street furniture”

of sellers, avoiding, however, placing them close to

useful not only for sellers but also to pedestrian and

commercial activities or leisure areas, as squares.

urban furniture - diverse uses


ART CUBE academic project -exhibition space


As the first meeting with Architecture, it was presented to us a cube with 9X9X9 in a terrain with 30X30 that should be dedicated to Art. Exposing art? Making it? Thinking it? Several questions made me considering an open space designated to the public and another spaces separately, reserved to the artists inspirations and thoughts. Two ateliers as independent volumes intersect the cube defining the interior space. Boxes of thoughts and creation. Two volumes define an interior exhibition space and create specific paths through the art gallery. The independent volumes appear by themselves and at the same time are somehow with the public space. Art needs people perceptions, not just its conception.





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2nd floor


roof plan 0

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