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Carlos Prata

CARLOS PRATA - GABINETE DE ARQUITECTURA E SERVIÇOS LDA IS A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY "POR QUOTAS" CREATED IN 1989
  • The managing-director Arq Carlos Prata (co-author with Architect José Carlos Portugal between 1987 and 1997) is responsible for the work carried out by the atelier, whereby the activities of the atelier cannot be set apart from the individual curriculum below.
  • The activities of the atelier focus essentially on the following areas:
    • Detail planning – allotment studies, detail planning consultancy for local authorities;
    • Urban planning – projects for the reorganization of urban areas;
    • and principally, Architectural Projects, including interior and exterior furnishings and finishes.
  • The atelier has design and computer rooms and offices prepared for projects and administration, taking up an effective area of 320 m2.
  • APPLE MACINTOSH computers are used for designing, using ARCHICAD software, which are networked and have access to A4, A3 and A0 inkjet and A4 laser printers.
  • Depending on the characteristics and the size of the projects undertaken, the atelier collaborates with other ateliers and/or technical specialists.

EDUCATION AND ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ARCHITECTURE

  • CARLOS Adriano Magalhães Macedo PRATA was born in 1950 in Porto, where he has always lived.
  • He concluded his academic studies in Architecture at the Porto School of Fine Arts in 1975, and in 1980 – following the presentation of his internship report and his public examination (18/20) – received his Architect diploma with a final average grade of 15/20.
  • Between 1980 and 1990 he taught the Territory Analysis course at the Porto School of Fine Arts and the Project course at the Porto University School of Architecture, and was a member of the ESBAP Scientific and Pedagogic Council.
  • In 1999 he was invited to return to teaching at the Porto University School of Fine Arts, as Assistant Professor and, later, Invited Auxiliary Professor for the Project 4th year course.
  • He was a member of the Board of the Northern Regional Department of the Portuguese Architect Association (AAP), 1986/1990 for two consecutive triennia, of the National Council of AAP Delegates between 1992 and 1995 and the National Council of the Portuguese Architect Society from 1998 to2001, and is currently Chairman of the General Meeting of the Regional Department of the Architect Society.

His projects have been presented in the following specialized publications:

BOOKS
  • "Architectures à Porto", book. Ed. Pierre Mardaga (France/Belgium)
  • "La Scuola di Porto", guide. Ed.Stella Polare Guide di Architettura, Clup-Cittàstudi (Italy)
  • "Páginas Brancas", book. Ed. Alunos da Faculdade da Universidade do Porto
  • "Lisbon World Expo 98 . Projects", book. Ed. Blau (Portugal)
  • “Lisboa Expo 98 - Arquitectura”, book. Ed. Blau (Portugal)
  • "+ Casas", book. Ed. Estar (Portugal)
  • "Projectos Adiados", book. Ed. Estar (Portugal)
  • "Guia da Arquitectura Moderna - Porto", book. Ed. ASA (Portugal)
  • "Casas + Interiores - Norte", book. Ed. ASA (Portugal)
  • "Formas Urbanas", book. Concreta 2002/Ed. ASA (Portugal)
  • "Guia de Arquitectura em Lisboa e Sul de Portugal desde 1974", book. Ed. Blau (Portugal)
MAGAZINES
  • "9H", magazine. Ed. 9H – nr. 5 .1983 (England)
  • "Wonen Tabk", mgazine. Ed.WonenTabk – nr. 22/23.1983 (Holland)
  • "Jornal dos Arquitectos", magazine. Ed. Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses – several issues (Portugal)
  • "Arquitectos", magazine. Ed. Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses - vários números (Portugal)
  • “Locus”, magazine. Ed. Associação de Investigação do Território – nr. 1.1986 (Soure, Portugal)
  • "Architécti", Portuguese-Spanish bilingual magazine. Ed. Trifório – nr. 11/12.1991 (Portugal/Spain)
  • "Architécti", Portuguese-Spanish bilingual magazine. Ed. Trifório – nr. 22.1994 (Portugal/Spain)
  • “BAU”, magazine. Ed. Colégio dos Arquitectos de Castela e Leão – nr. 10.1994 (Spain)
  • "Architécti", Portuguese-Spanish bilingual magazine. Ed. Trifório – nr. 36.1997 (Portugal/Spain)
  • "Architécti", Portuguese-Spanish bilingual magazine. Ed. Trifório – nr. 38.1997 (Portugal/Spain)
  • "Arte & Construção", magazine. Ed. AJE – special edition 85.1998 (Portugal)
  • "Casabella", magazine. Ed. Electa - nr. 654.1998 (Italy)
  • "Architécti", Portuguese-Spanish bilingual magazine. Ed. Trifório – nr. 43.1998 (Portugal/Spain)
  • "Topos", German-English bilingual magazine. Ed. Callwey – nr. 41.2002 (Germany)
  • "Archi News", magazine. Ed. WestWing – nr 3.jan/feb 2005 (Portugal)
  • "Construir", magazine. Ed. Área Associativa – nr. 52.may 2005 (Portugal)
  • "Arquitectura e Vida", magazine. Ed. Loja da Imagem – nr. 60.may 2005 (Portugal)
  • "House Traders", magazine. Ed. PM Média-Comunicação, SA – nr. 4 jun/jul 2005 (Portugal)

He has co-authored a number of articles published in the magazines "Cidade-Campo" and "Sociedade e Território".

Participation in the following exhibitions
  • "1st National Architecture Exhibition - 1975-1985", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Association of Portuguese Architects (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • "2nd National Architecture Exhibition - the 80s", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Association of Portuguese Architects (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • "Ideias para um lugar – competition of ideas for the Expo'98 venue", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Parque Expo'98 (Lisbon, Portugal)
Participation on invitation at the following exhibitions
  • "3rd National Architecture Exhibition - 1985-1992", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Association of Portuguese Architects (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • “Architectures à Porto”, exhibition. Opus Incertum D’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • “Bienal Universitária de Coimbra - 89“; exhibition. (Coimbra, Portugal)
  • "Habitação Unifamiliar nos países membros da CEE", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Liaison Committee of the Architects of United Europe, EEC (itinerary through the main European cities)
  • "II Sintra Triennial", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Sintra Town Hall- 1993 (Sintra, Portugal)
  • "Arquitectura Portuguesa Contemporânea - the 60s/ 80s", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Serralves Foundation (Porto, Portugal)
  • “Premiação em Arquitectura”, exhibition. Org. Portuguese Architect Society– 2001 (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • “Traços de Cidade”, exhibition. Org. Caldas da Rainha Town Hall – 2002 (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)
  • "Habitar Portugal 2000-2002", exhibition and catalogue. Org. Portuguese Architect Association (Lisbon and Porto, Portugal)

As part of his duties as professor of Porto University School of Architecture, or through his own initiative, he visited the following countries, coming into contact with Institutions and Schools of Architecture and Urbanism and different technical styles of construction:

  • Australia (Sidney, Canberra and Melbourne)
  • Germany (Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt)
  • Belgium (Brussels, Gant and Bruges)
  • Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Olinda)
  • Spain (Corunha, Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Málaga, Lérida, Valência and Barcelona)
  • United States (Boston, Tulsa, Chicago and New York).
  • Finland (Helsinki, Paimio, Italla)
  • France (Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier and Lyon)
  • Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hague and Assen)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • England (London, Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Coventry and Birmingham)
  • Ireland (Dublin)
  • Italy (Roma, Turin, Genoa, Milan, Bologna, Bergamo, Florence and Venice)
  • Poland (Warsaw)
  • Portugal (all over the country, including Azores and Madeira)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Switzerland (Genoa and Zurich)

Villas by Carlos Prata