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Samuel Gonçalves (SUMMARY, Porto, Portugal)

Born in Arouca, Portugal, in 1988. He studied at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP) and worked for a year in the chilean studio ELEMENTAL, led by Alejandro Aravena. Samuel is the founder of SUMMARY, an architectural studio created in 2015 in the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, Portugal.

Seeking the balance between pragmatism and experimentalism, this young studio aims for solutions to answer a prominent challenge that the contemporary world places to architecture: how to make the construction act an increasingly summary process?

SUMMARY developed the “Gomos Building System”, which highlights the optimization of the construction processes as the core theme of its practice.

In 2016, SUMMARY was selected to present the work “INFRASTRUCTURE-STRUCTURE-ARCHITECTURE” at the main exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

In 2017, SUMMARY received the RED DOT AWARD for the “habitat” category.

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