Alexandra Paio

Alexandra Paio holds a degree in architecture (Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, 1993), an Master in Urban Design (ISCTE-IUL, 2003), and a Ph.D. in Urbanism and Shape Grammar (ISCTE, 2003).

She is a lecture at ISCTE-IUL in the Department of Architecture and Urbanism and researcher at ADETTI-IUL. She is co-coordinator of the advanced Studies Third Cycle Postgraduate Programme in Digital Architecture (ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon/FAUP, Oporto). Since 2011 she has been responsible for the VitruviusFabLab-ISCTE-IUL. She has delivered several international lectures and conferences. She has published papers in national and international journals and conferences about the relationship between generative architecture and urban design.


Vasco Moreira Rato

Vasco Moreira Rato, architect (FAUTL, 1996), master in construction (ISTUTL, 2002), doctorate in civil engineering specialty of rehabilitation of built heritage (FCTUNL, 2006).

Collaborator in Cabinet Teresa Nunes da Ponte architecture (1995-1997); technical adviser in the Department of building products from Dow Portugal (1997-2000); self-employed technical consulting projects and works for the conservation and rehabilitation of buildings (2000-2002) where he was coordinator of the conservation project of the cloister of the Jerónimos Monastery (1998-2002), promoted by the World Monuments Fund-Portugal; Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2001-2009). Since February 2009, guest lecturer at the Department of architecture and urbanism of the ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, where he coordinates the scientific area of technologies of architecture; Member of the Working Group of the Task 41-Solar Energy and Architecture of Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency. Research activity developed within the framework of conservation and rehabilitation of buildings.


João Pedro Sousa

João Pedro Sousa was born in Évora, Portugal in 1989, having completed studies in Visual Arts in the same city.

He graduated in the year of 2012 in Master of Architecture by the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, where he developed the thesis of Master degree entitled “New Cultural Places: The Panorama Behind the Small Icons”. Attended several conferences and workshops, collaborated in the organization of events and exhibitions with works of his authorship, one of which was co-author of a catalogue and an awarded documentary about the work of architect Luiz Cunha. In 2013 he was an intern architect in the company Wierszyllowski & Projektanci, an architecture and interior design office in Poland. He collaborates since 2013 with the team of Vitruvius FabLab – ISCTE-IUL, a research and digital fabrication laboratory, being involved in several projects and in the organization of events and workshops in that context. Concluded in 2015 the Advanced Studies Course in Digital Architecture (CEAAD), a joint course of ISCTE-IUL and FAUP, with the research project “CorkBuild: Expanded Corkboard Parametric Building System”, sponsored by the company Amorim and digital fabrication laboratory, being involved in several projects in that context.


Sancho Moura de Oliveira

Sancho Moura Oliveira is an assistant professor and researcher
at Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) and Institute of Telecommunications.

Has a PhD and Master in Physics from Universidade de Lisboa and he is graduated in Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. Has been involved in several international research projects and has more than 12 years of experience in teaching in subjects like object-orientated programming, parallel and distributed programming, software for intelligent systems, computer architecture and physical computation. His main scientific research areas are complex distributed systems and artificial evolution of controllers to robots. Has authored and co-authored more than 30 scientific works.

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