Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos

Porto | Seit 2005

Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos
Rua Azevedo Coutinho, 39 . 4° Sala 44, 4100-100 Porto, Portugal

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Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos
Graça Correia, Dipl. Architect

She was born in Porto, the 24th of June,1965
Architecture Graduate from the Porto University’s-Architecture Faculty in 1989 collaborating from that year with Eduardo Souto de Moura until 1995.

Assistant Professor at the Architecture Faculty at Lusíada University and Invited Professor at FAUP at the Oporto University; establishes her own practice in 1995 initiating an individual trajectory along with some project collaborations.

In the year 2000 she begins to develop projects in partnership with Eduardo Souto de Moura, namely the Project for the Conversion of the “Companhia Aurifícia” in Porto and its surroundings; the Project for the Superior School of Hotel and Tourism in Portalegre (under construction) and the Planning for the Robinson Factory Historical Buildings located at the same city. Taking part on several Seminaries and Conferences, homeland and abroad, her works are published in different publications and exhibitions. Supported by the Ministry’s Science and Technology Foundation, GC sustains her Doctorate Thesis: Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia – A Modernidade em Aberto at the Catalunha Politechnical University’s Architecture Superior School under the guidance of Hélio Piñón, architect, thus obtaining the jury’s unanimous maximum grade of Exccelent, Cum Laude.

Applying for several public competitions she obtains two first prizes and the respective work has been distinguished in several ways, namely, at the HABITAR PORTUGAL 2003-2005 selection, through the work on the S. João de Brito College (2003-05) and at the “Ordem dos Arquitectos SRN“selection, named ATELIER ABERTO.

Roberto Ragazzi, Dipl. Architect

He was born in Poggio Rusco, Italy, the 30th of June, 1969.
Architecture Graduate from the Architecture Faculty of IUAV (Venice University’s Architecture Institute) in 1997, sustaining the thesis Città di Treviso - Un progetto per le aree: ex-scalo Motta, stadio ed ex-Foro Boario guided by prof. Filippo Messina (110/110).
Between 1998 until 1999 Roberto works on modelling for exhibitions and competitions in Alvaro Negrello’s professional modelling studio in Porto.
Between 2000 and 2005 works as project manager at Virginio Moutinho’s architectural studio (www.virginiomoutinho.com/arquitectura.html).

In 2005, both architects established CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS, through which they develop individual and shared projects, one of which the House in Gerês.

This project reached the final stage of the V BIAU (Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura Y Urbanismo) representing Portugal in the Young Architect’s Exhibition in Montevideo (2006); 1st prize (ex-aequo) at the III Prémio ENOR Portuguese category, Gold Medal for Single Family Housing at the Bienal Miami+Beach 2007, the International Architecture Award 2008, 1st prize IDA-International Design Award new residential building category, and 2nd prize on the building category at Project of The Year by AI Quarterly.

Has been published in several national and international magazines and sites.
The office was recognized in New York with the selection “Europe 40 Under 40”.

Philosophie

More than rely on operations of conceptual character, we believe our architecture to be based on the conviction that the identity of each project is determined by the incorporation of its origin’s specificities and the conception process. Ignoring the possible continuity of its aesthetic, this conviction allows the investment on the same themes, without compromising the particular quality of each work.

We also believe plastic possibilities of materials to be fascinating and therefore should be introduced as aesthetic means, without questioning the programmatic aspects of its constructive logic.

The outline of our projects has no origin only on the issues of constructive nature as on the aesthetic considerations related to them. Appearance and vision are determinant for a building’s silhouette. Materials, in our opinion, have its place somewhere but not under personal good taste.

Detail is important for the definition of the work’s global cohesion and we give as much importance to the detail of a door as to the organization of the whole; architecture is based on a system of relations where, at the end, all elements intervene.