Vítor Leal Barros understands architecture as a multidisciplinary activity capable of bringing together in one project all the economic, social and historical issues of a specific site. In his work he is focused and committed to the search of different approaches and creative directions in the field of architecture, using the design practice with a more sustainable and strategic view, while creating his own particular architectural identity. He believes that all the great architecture pieces that history has brought to present, need a time ‘to breath’, a time for reflection, not only in the comprehension and understanding of the architectural object itself, but also, and most important, in the whole designing process. As the world goes digital and fast, almost running over the biological human time, he is aiming to go against the flow, embracing a time to listen and to be listened, in the search of a more pleasant, open and solid relationship with clients. For Vítor Leal Barros architecture is a powerful discipline which enhances greatly the quality of human life, if it is used with responsibility, critical thought and strongly conscientious of urban and environmental issues. In his opinion the architectural object should not be an exhibitionism act, but rather a balanced product between observation, rational thinking, sustainable actions and poetic feel.
Vítor Leal Barros Architecture Studio
- Áreas servidas
- Porto e Portugal
- Vítor Leal Barros as been awarded in several international architectural competitions such as the 'Piraeus Cultural Coast Masterplan and Museum of Underwater Antiquities', Athens, Greece (Piraeus Port Authority SA) with the 1st Honourable Mention (2013) and the ‘Caffe Aroma’s Competition’, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with the 1st Honourable Mention (2014).
- In 2012, Santa Catarina’s House was awarded with the prize ‘Respect for Architecture’ by the Portuguese College of Architects (OA-SRN).
Rua de Santa Catarina, nº678
4000-446 Porto, Portugal