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about

Founded by Andreia Garcia (Oporto, 2016), Architectural Affairs works the discipline of Architecture in three dimensions – project, curatorship and edition.
Over the last few years, Architectural Affairs has been selected for the FAD Awards (Spain, 2018, 2019 and 2020); Dezeen Awards (England, 2019); BigMAT award finalist (France, 2019); LEONARDO award winner (Belarus, 2019); HÄUSER Award Honourable Mention (Germany, 2020) and published in international specialty magazines.
In the curatorial field, the most recent highlights include the chief curatorship of the “Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia’19” and the curatorship of the exhibition “Double Exposure” (2019) on Fernando Guerra’s 20-year career at Roca Gallery Lisboa.
Regarding editorial projects, we highlight the most recent edition entitled “Shaping Shape” (2019).

team

Andreia Garcia
Founder, Principal Architect

Andreia Garcia (Guimarães, 1985) is an architect, curator and university professor in the fields of architecture and the city.
Her PhD in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL, 2015) was awarded the Professor Manuel Tainha Prize for the best PhD thesis in Architecture in 2014/2015 by FAUL, and was subsequently published in a book entitled “Scenic Space, Architecture and City” in 2016.
She was curator of several exhibitions such as: Smaller Cities (Guimarães European Capital of Culture, 2012), Projecto Memória (Centenary of Theatro Circo de Braga, 2015), Shaping Shape (Architecture Programme of the Maia Contemporary Art Biennale, 2017), Rythm of Distances: Propositions for the Repetion (Galeira Vertical, 2017), João Álvaro Rocha (MAM, 2018), Endless Space: Propositions for the Continuous (Galeria Vertical, 2017), Fast Forward (MAM, 2019), Double Exposure (Roca Gallery, 2019), Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia (2019). She was nominated co-curator of Anuário 2020 to be held in 2021 in Porto. She is part of the candidature team of Guarda for the European Capital of Culture in 2027 as programmer of Architecture and Intermunicipal Projects.  
She is co-founder of the Architecture Gallery, in Oporto, an independent space dedicated to reflection and debate on Architecture, City and Territory.
She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Guest Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (UM), and Studio Tutor at the Architectural Association (AA) in London.

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Rita Amado
Intern

Rita Amado (Portimão, 1995) holds a master in Architecture from Instituto Superior Técnico (2019).
She joined Architectural Affairs in September 2019.

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Elda Rodriguez
Intern

Elda Rodríguez (Santurtzi, 1995) graduated in Architecture from the University of the Basque Country (2018) and holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Granada (2019).

Former Collaborators

Clara Puentes (2018-2020)
Martzel Arriaga (2019)
Margarida Antunes (2018-2019)
Cecilia Carrioli (2019)
Clara Asperilla (2018)
Inés Brotons (2017)

projects

D0014
‘Estórias para uma História’ Book
Braga/Portugal
2020
Ongoing
A0024
Casa do Canastro
Peso da Régua/Portugal
2020
Ongoing
B0022
Desde Casa
Instagram/Glocalization
2020
Completed
A0019
Casa do Bosque
Santo Tirso/Portugal
2019
Licensing
D0008
‘Shaping Shape’ Publication
Porto/Portugal
2019
Published
B0011
Exhibition ‘Double Exposure – Fernando Guerra’
Lisbon/Portugal
2019
Completed
D0019
Photographic Memory ‘Double Exposure – Fernando Guerra’
Lisbon/Portugal
2019
Published
D0016
Maia Biennial of Contemporary Art’19 – Catalogue
Maia/Portugal
2019
Published
B0016
Maia Biennial of Contemporary Art’19
Maia/Portugal
2019
Completed
B0017
Mês da Arquitectura da Maia’19 – Fast Forward
Maia/Portugal
2019
Completed
A0022
Mês da Arquitectura da Maia’19 – Exhibition Design
Maia/Portugal
2019
Build
D0018
Mês da Arquitectura da Maia’19 – Catalogue
Maia/Portugal
2019
Published
A0016
House for an Artist
Porto/Portugal
2019
Ongoing
A0012
A Caixa – Public Building
Santo Tirso/Portugal
2018
Ongoing
A0014
Primavera Sound’18 – Exhibition Design
Porto/Portugal
2018
Build
A0001
Pavilion House
Guimarães/Portugal
2018
Build
B0014
Mês da Arquitectura da Maia’18 — João Álvaro Rocha
Maia/Portugal
2018
Completed
A0010
Quinta do Outeiro
Santa Marta de Penaguião/Portugal
2017
Ongoing
A0005
Ant’s Masterplan
Guimarães/Portugal
2017
Preliminary Project
A0003
Vila Franca House
Régua/Portugal
2017
Ongoing
B0010
Exhibition ‘Rhythm of Distances: Propositions for the Repetition’
Porto/Portugal
2017
Completed
A0002
Prudêncio Studio Concept Store
Porto/Portugal
2017
Build
B0009
Exhibition ‘Impressões Expressas – Sophia Sophia’
Porto/Portugal
2017
Completed
B0007
Exhibition ‘Endless Space: Propositions for the Continuous’
Porto/Portugal
2017
Completed
B0006
Architecture Programme – Maia Biennial of Contemporary Art’17
Maia/Portugal
2017
Completed
B0003
Exhibition ‘Manipulation: The Return of Utopia’
Lisbon/Portugal
2017
Completed
n/c
Alumia Signage
Porto/Portugal
2016
Build
D0016
‘Espaço Cénico, Arquitectura e Cidade’ Book
Lisbon/Portugal
2016
Published
B0001
Impressões Expressas – Fiction
Porto/Portugal
2016
Completed
D0001
‘O Theatro e a Memória’ Book
Braga/Portugal
2016
Published
D0017
Objects After Objects
Milan/Portugal/Italy
2016
Published
B0005
Projecto Memória
Braga/Portugal
2015
Completed
A0000
Golden Straw Bar
Braga/Portugal
2015
Build
n/c
O Porto Visto de Fora
Porto/Portugal
2013
Completed
n/c
ACORDA
Guimarães/Portugal
2013
Completed
n/c
Leukós Instalation
Guimarães/Portugal
2012
Build
n/c
Fio Terra Set Design
Guimarães/Portugal
2012
Build
n/c
Smaller Cities – Guimarães 2012
Guimarães/Portugal
2012
Completed
n/c
Capital of Culture Opening Stage Design
Guimarães/Portugal
2012
Build
n/c
Fio Condutor Stage Design
Guimarães/Portugal
2011
Build

awards

2020
Prémis FAD 2020, Barcelona, Espanha

Shaping Shape
Category Thought and Criticism
Selected
[2020]

HÄUSER Award 2020, Düsseldorf, Alemanha

Pavillion House
Honourable Mention
[2020]

2019
BigMAT Award 2019, Bordeaux, France

Pavillion House
Finalist
[2019]

Leonardo 2019, Minsk, Bieloruss

Pavillion House
Category Construction
Winner
[2019]

Leonardo 2019, Minsk, Bieloruss

Prudêncio Studio
Category Interiorism
Winner
[2019]

Lisbon Triennale Début Award 2019, Lisboa, Portugal

Nominated
[2019]

Dezeen Awards 2019

Pavillion House
Selected
[2019]

Prémis FAD 2019, Barcelona, Espanha

Pavillion House
Selected
[2019]

2018
Prémis FAD 2018, Barcelona, Espanha

Prudêncio Studio
Selected
[2018]

press

2020
Expresso, “Estamos no momento certo para refletirmos sobre as cidades que queremos”, defende Andreia Garcia

21.02.2020

2019
Umbigo, “Dupla Exposição – Fernando Guerra, o homem e a obra”

By Fabricia Valente
10.12.2019

E-flux, “Fernando Guerra. Double exposure. Roca Gallery Lisbon”

13.09.2019

Archdaily, “18 lugares imperdíveis no Brasil e Portugal, segundo arquitetos de cada região”

By Pedro Vada
18.07.2019

Umbigo, “Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia ’19 – Import / Export e a urgência de se saber olhar para a cidade”

By Fabricia Valente
15.07.2019

Time Out Porto, “Também se pode fazer arquitetura através da palavra”

By Maria Monteiro
21.06.2019

Observador, “Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia junta mais de 40 artistas nacionais e internacionais em 33 eventos gratuitos”

06.05.2019

Público, “Andreia desafia os ‘construtores dos próximos 50 anos”

01.03.2019

Domus, “Pavilion House stands atop cellar walls in Guimarães vineyard”

22.02.2019

Dezeen, “Timber walls disguise secret spaces within tiny Pavilion House in Portugal”

15.02.2019

2018
Architecture Now, “Architecture is form and formation”

By Hapey Hooper
09.11.2018

Divisare, “Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar. Prudêncio Studio Installation Space”

03.04.2018

Designboom, “A Minimalist Streetwear Outlet That Plays Tricks With Perspective”

25.02.2018

Diário de Notícias, “Cidade da Maia dedica primeiro “Mês da Arquitetura” 
a João Álvaro Rocha”

06.02.2018

2017
Arte Capital, “Rhythm of Distances: Propositions for the Repetition”

By Constança Babo
27.11.2017

Visão, “A arte chegou aos silos de uma antiga fábrica da Maia”

By Florbela Alves
16.09.2017

Arte Capital, “Endless Space: Propositions for The Continuous”

By Constança Babo
20.07.2017

E-flux, “Galeria de Arquitectura. The Other City”

By Nick Axel
08.03.2017

2016
Público, “Exposição Retrata 100 Anos de Theatro Circo de Braga através 
da sua programação”

By Joana Carneiro
22.01.2016

writing

2020
Fundación Arquia Blog, “O Tempo na Arquitectura”

02.03.2020

2019
Fundación Arquia, “Optimismo referencial”

19.07.2019

Fundación Arquia, “As tipologias, amanhã”

26.02.2019

2018
A.MAG 14 — Adjaye Associates, “Narratives of Hybridization”

ISSN 12182-472x, ISBN 978-989-54098-1-5

talks and lectures

2020
Passa a Palavra #10

Speaker
Organization: Fundação Marques da Silva, Casa Comum (Universidade do Porto)
[13.07.2020]

Conversas com Portugueses, Youtube

Speaker
Organization: Pedro Vada
Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar
Moderation: Pedro Vada
[06.06.2020]

City MAAT, Youtube

Speaker
Organization: Museum of Art, Technology and Architecture (MAAT)
Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Miguel Von Hafe Pérez
Moderation: Fabricia Valente
[28.05.2020]

Portas Abertas 03 #Participação, Youtube

Speaker
Organization: Lista C candidata à Ordem dos Arquitectos
Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Filipe Magalhães, Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, Miguel Cavaleiro
Moderation: Guilherme Machado Vaz
[27.05.2020]

Maratón Concéntrico, Instagram Concentrico

Speaker
Organization: Festival Concentrico
Moderation: Javier Peña Ibáñez
[30.04.2020]

Encontros em Quarentena, Instagram Atelier MOB

Speaker
Organization: Atelier MOB
Moderation: Maria Carolina Carneiro
[10.04.2020]

Round Table “Construir en un mundo rural que se vacía”, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid

Speaker
Organization: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSAM)
[04.03.2020]

Conferencia sobre su obra, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid

Speaker
Organization: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSAM)
[03.03.2020]

X Encontro Fora da Caixa, Caves Real Companhia Velha, Vila Nova de Gaia

Speaker
Organization: Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Jornal de Notícias
[17.02.2020]

V Conferência das Ordens, Teatro Viriato, Viseu

Speaker
Organization: Ordem dos Advogados, Ordem dos Arquitectos, Ordem dos Engenheiros, Ordem dos Médicos
[31.01.2020]

Spaces for Creation, Site Gallery, Sheffield

Speaker
Organization: Site Gallery
[16.01.2020]

2019
“Publication Launch Shaping Shape”, STET Bookshop, Lisbon.

Panel: Andreia Garcia, Cláudio Reis, Diogo Aguiar, João Araújo, Rita Huet
Organization: STET Bookshop
[14.12.2019]

“À conversa com Fernando Guerra”, Roca Lisboa Gallery, Lisbon.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Fernando Guerra
[14.12.2019]

“Publication Launch Shaping Shape”, Lectures “Arquiteturas Escritas”, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar
Organization: NucleAR
[12.12.2019]

Cultural Studies in Business

Speaker
Organization: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)
[18.11.2020]

“Publication launch Shaping Shape”, Galeria de Arquitectura, Porto.

Speakers: And Atelier, Andreia Garcia, 
Claudio Reis, Diogo Aguiar, Fahr 021.3, Moradavaga, Pedro Tudela
Organization: Galeria de Arquitectura
[19.10.2019]

International Conference “Territory and Development”, 
Idanha-a-Velha.

Theme: “The UNESCO network of creative cities: the Portuguese case.”
Speakers: Armindo Jacinto (Idanha-a-Nova – music), 
Luísa Arroz Albuquerque (Caldas da Rainha – handicraft and popular arts), André Magalhães (Amarante – music), Paula Ganhão (Óbidos – literature)
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
Organization: Regional Department of Culture of Central Region
[12.07.2019]

Roundtable “Inovdesign”, ACIG, Guimarães.

Speakers: the board, madre loves objects, IKEA industry, wewood
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[13.06.2019]

Roundtable “Inovdesign”, GNRation, Braga.

Speakers: Patachou, Bullseye, IKEA industry, Lislei
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[12.06.2019]

“Industrial Heritage”, Covilhã.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Francisco Paiva, Francisco Afonso
Organization: A Tentadora
Moderation: Pedro Seixo Rodrigues
[15.05.2019]

“Architecture Week _movimenta.A_ – Current Projects”, Beira Interior University, Covilhã.

Organization: Student Organization
[27.02.2019]

“Quinzena’19 Instituto – Current Projects”, Porto.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar, Sara Orsi
Moderation: Paulo Moreira
[05.02.2019]

2018
“IV arquia-próxima”, Matadero, Madrid.

Curator: Iñaki Carnicero
Organization: Fundación Arquia
[16.10.2018]

AICO, Matosinhos.

Speakers: Josep Ferrando, Marc Dubois, GA Estudio, Christ & Gantenbein, 
Ana Perez Quiroga, Sérgio Rebelo
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[05.09.2018]

“Architecture Week _movimenta.A_ – Current Projects”, Beira Interior University, Covilhã.

Organization: Student Organization
[10.05.2018]

Speaker at Concentrico #4, Colégio de Arquitectos de La Rioja, Logroño, Spain.

Organization: Acción Cultural Espanhola, AC/E
[29.04.2018]

“Second Chance”, Residences FBAUP, Armazém de Santa Clara, Porto.

Speaker
Organization: Porto Lazer, Fine Arts Porto University
[24.04.2018]

“Second Chance”, Residences FBAUP, Armazém de Santa Clara, Porto.

Speaker
Organization: Porto Lazer, Fine Arts Porto University
[20.04.2018]

“João Álvaro Rocha – o Arquiteto e a Arquitetura”, MAM’18, Fórum da Maia, Maia.

Speakers: Luís Ferreira Alves, José Gigante, Maria Conceição Melo, Nuno Valentim, Rui Póvoas
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[24.03.2018]

“Current Projects”, Visit of Design Master Students of Bern University of Arts, Porto.

Organization: Vera Sacchetti
[13.02.2018]

“Current Projects”, Visit of Chelsea College of Arts, Porto.

Organization: Talkie Walkie
[09.01.2018]

2017
“Bolsa de Ideias #3”, Palácio da Bolsa, Porto.

Speakers: Galeria de Arquitectura, Galerias Mira, Mala Voadora
[29.11.2017]

“Entre Lotes”, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã.

Painel: DepA and Pablo Pita
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
Organization: Project 2st year Unit Professors (UBI)
[29.11.2017]

“Espaços Cénicos na Cidade”, Theatro Circo de Braga, GNRation, CIAJG – Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Braga, Guimarães.

Organization: Serralves, Talkie-Walkie
[03.11.2017]

“ALUMIA”, Porto.

Moderation: Andreia Garcia, Eduarda Neves
[21.07.2017]

Book launch “Espaço Cénico, Arquitectura e Cidade”, Circo de Ideias, Porto.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro, João Sousa Morais, João Mendes Ribeiro
[01.07.2017]

“The Return of Utopia”, Arquivo 237, Lisboa.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Susana Ventura, Tiago Casanova, Ricardo Noronha
[19.04.2017]

“Current Projects”, Master in Design and Product Development, Escola Superior de Design (IPCA), Barcelos.

Lecturer
[31.01.2017]

“For Permanent to Temporary”, Porto Innovation Hub, Porto.

Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Guilherme Blanc, Juliana Trentin
Moderation: Hugo Reis, Filipa Frois Almeida
[24.01.2017]

2016
“Current Projects”, MA, Minho University – School of Architecture, Guimarães.

Lecturer
[11.11.2016]

“TEOK Lisbon”, Lisboa.

Moderation: Vera Sachetti
[11.10.2016]

Fronteiras, Festival Silêncio, Lisboa.

Speakers: Pedro Campos Costa e Paulo Henrique Durão
Moderation: Andreia Garcia, Diogo Aguiar
[02.07.2016]

“Projecto Memória, Processo, Prática, Progresso”, Master in Curatorship, Fine Arts Porto University (FBAUP), Porto.

Lecturer
[26.04.2016]

“Scenic Space, Architecture and City”, PhD in Architecture, Lisbon School of Architecture (FAUL), Lisboa.

Oradora
[15.01.2016]

2015
“O Theatro e a Arquitectura”, Theatro Circo, Braga.

Speakers: Rita Maria Machado, Sérgio Borges, João Mendes Ribeiro, José Capela
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[23.10.2015]

“Urban Set Design”, MA, Lisbon School of Architecture (FAUL), Lisboa.

Lecturer

[16.10.2015]

2014
“Pilsen 2015”, Pilsen, República Checa.

Speakers: Jiri Sulzenko, Blanka Berkyova, Jakub Deel, Andreia Garcia, Fernando Martins, Ida Kaiserova

Organization: European Capital of Culture 2015

[01.11.2014]

2013
“Design e Espaço Público”, AXA, Porto.

Speakers: Frederico Draw, LIKEarchitects, Bazooca
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[11.10.2013]

“ACORDA”, Instituto de Design de Guimarães, Guimarães.

Speakers: Mariana Tome Ribeiro (Fine&Candy), Ariana Vieira, Carlos Alpoim, Paula Trigueiros, Alzira Peixoto and Carlos Mendonça, Né Santelmo, Cláudia Ribeiro, Frederico Duarte, Ivo Teixeira
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[09.06.2013]

“ACORDA”, Instituto de Design de Guimarães, Guimarães.

Speakers: João Valente, Eduardo Filipe Aires, Miguel Neiva, Brimet Silva, João Cortesão, Alexandra Oliveira, Bruno André (AND-RÉ), Mafalda Fernandes and Constança Saraiva, 
Clara Vieira and Andreas Eberharter (Claan), Paulo Costa
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
[02.06.2013]

“Conversas Lisboa – Arquivo 237”, Lisboa.


Speakers: Andreia Garcia, Colectivo Exyzt, Lyndia Hoyem Anker, Anne Gjesdal Bjornal
[15.05.2013]

“Novos Caminhos para as Artes Visuais”, Liceu Martins Sarmento, Guimarães.


Speaker

[14.03.2013]

2012
“Repensar, Questionar Realidades Urbanas”, Ciclo de Debates e Tertúlias 
– “Na superfície”.

Theme: “Transformação do Vale do Ave. Guimarães: Berço da Nação e Território Industrial à Capital Europeia da Cultura”
Speakers: Álvaro Domingues, Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, Ricardo Bastos Areias
Moderation: Andreia Garcia
Organization: FAUP, Guimarães 2012
[25.06.2012]

“Seminário Na Superfície”, Faculdade de Arquitetura 
da Universidade do Porto (FAUP), Porto.


Speaker
Moderation: Susana Ventura. 

[15.06.2012]

collaborations

Acción Cultura Española AC/E
AMAG
And Atelier
Archdaily
Caleidoscópio
Casa da Arquitectura
Centro de Documentação e Investigação João Álvaro Rocha (CDIUJAR)
Diogo Aguiar Studio
Distopia Livraria
Fernando Guerra
FNAC
Livraria A+A
Livraria AEFAUP
Miguel Novo
Sara Orsi
Serralves
Silver Lining
STET, Livros e Fotografias
Talkie-Walkie
Técnica Livraria
Tiago Casanova
Unveil
Vasco Mendes
XYZ Bookshop

institutional clients

Guarda 2027 Capital Europeia da Cultura
Guimarães 2012 Capital Europeia da Cultura
Municipality of Guarda
Municipality of Maia
Municipality of Porto
Municipality of Santo Tirso
Roca Gallery Lisbon
Theatro Circo de Braga

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