• Practice: NU.MA
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  • Firm Location: Aveiro
  • Country: Portugal
  • Year: 2010

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Nuno Silva

Nuno was born in Avanca, Estarreja in 1976. He graduated from the University of Porto Between 2000 and 2010, he collaborates with Paula Santos | architects by getting important roles on several projects. At the same time, he completed his postgraduate degree in “recovery and protection of architectural heritage”. In 2010 with Maria Fonseca, he founded the NU.MA office.




Practice Ideology

NU.MA was founded by Nuno and Maria in 2010. Since its beginning, the office has developed architectural projects in different areas, such as equipment’s, housing, and competitions. 

Along with that, we produce architectural visualizations. Since then, we’ve been working with several architectural studios around the world, trying to bring to life, unbuilt projects. Architecture’s our big passion, so for us, working on architectural visualizations is simply wonderful, because we can go deep on each project in a special way and be part (in a sense) of the architectural team itself 

All the work that is developed by and at NU.MA is based on a continuous reflection of all the involved parts in the project. Our experience in the architecture field and construction gave us the flexibility to understand all the processes between Architecture, Design, and the 3D digital process. 

When we produce architectural visualizations, we are not only, making simple images, but also, we are creating feelings; sensations, and emotions … not only for our clients (architects) but also for those who will live in these spaces… 

On the Architecture side, we had the privilege to contribute to a better-built territory, assuming always the responsibility and the conscience of the projects that we developed. Architecture has a significant role in organizing cities. Consequently, we, architects, change the way how people live and the society where we live. For that reason, we should make architecture with all the responsibility and effort… and we do this at NU.MA.

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