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Flávio Castro started early in his career. He had the opportunity to start at the age of 20, effectively working at architectural practices both in and out of the country. As a supporter of the idea that practical experience complements academic theory, he has always sought to act in both areas. Having spent three years in Barcelona to obtain his Master’s Degree from the Polytechnique University of Catalunya, he returned to São Paulo in 2009 when he founded the FCstudio.
Having been awarded prizes from the IAB – Institute of Brazilian Architects, WAF – World Architecture Festival, LICC – London International Creative Competition, IPA – International Property Awards UK, he has already exhibited his work in the 8th Architectural Biennial in 2009 and international magazines, such as Domus and Wallpaper, have already published his work.
Recently, he has been working on a project that takes into consideration the impact of his clients’ lifetime history on his work: that which converts buildings into architecture.
FCstudio was founded by the architect Flavio Castro after he spent a 3 year period in Spain studying at the Catalunha Polytechnic University. Before that, he worked in several different national and international architectural firms such as MAB Arquitectura, Arteks Arquitectura and Hidalgo&Hartmann in Spain and Núcleo de Arquitetura, AR.CO., Fundação MASP and MMBB Arquitetos in Brazil. He has also participated in many architectural competitions in collaboration with the above-mentioned firms and on his own.
At the moment a multi-disciplinary team is put together according to the characteristics and complexity of the projects and the collaboration of associated architects staffs the studio. The architectural projects designed by FCstudios reflect our vision of architecture and the new trends of contemporary lifestyles that reflect the constant human changes.
A strong theoretical foundation added by skilled project design and construction work management makes the studio a complete production nucleus. Each area is improved based on the interaction with each other inside the studio.
FCstudios have already received important awards from national and international bodies such as IAB –Institute of Brazilian Architects, WAF – World Architecture Festival, LICC – London International Creative Competition, IPA – International Property Awards, The Plan, IIDA – International Interior Design Association, WAN – World Architecture News, IDA – International Design Awards and Architizer.