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Helena Karpouzas graduated in Architecture and Urbanism and has a master’s degree in History, Theory, and Critics of Architecture, investigating the Traditional Japanese House and its influence on modern architecture. Helena has been teaching Architecture design for 25 years, centering her approach on language and composition.
Luciano de Topin Ribeiro
Luciano graduated in Architecture and Urbanism and has a master’s degree in History, Theory, and Critics of Architecture, speculating on the utopian rhetoric of the modern movement. Luciano has been teaching architecture and urban design, searching for the relations between architecture and the urban territory, with a special interest in the informal territories.
We understand the design process as the construction of knowledge, whose synthesis results in creative and specific responses. A process that seeks to structure good questions so that the best answers can be designed.
The studio is also interested in the relationships between architecture and other fields of knowledge, language, and composition and the creation of spaces linked to their context. Therefore, it attracts us to structure design strategies at different scales addressing the most diverse topics that the practice of architecture and urbanism can approach.