Welcome to my personal website. I am a young passionate Landscape Architect seeking to create simple but powerful interventions, advocating sustainable ecosystems that negotiate environmental, social, cultural and political influences.
"Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes." in The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to the Present Day
As a highly motivated and dedicated person, I have developed a rigorous interest in designing and advocating sustainable ecosystems that negotiate environmental, social, cultural and political influences, to produce vibrant projects. I am passionate about how people interact with the landscape and public spaces and I aspire to facilitate a dialogue between the environment and its occupants by implementing bold interventions. I have thoroughly enjoyed my engagement with Landscape Architecture and I crave to continue that participation far into the future.
My design work ranges from urban parks and playgrounds to private gardens, public space or woodland trails. These services and the superior quality of product I deliver have gained me recognition for my work. Specific services include:
My work in urban planning aims to create three-dimensional visions for the future. My focus is the creation of urban space in three dimensions, with a full understanding of the role that landscape, buildings, and character of streetscapes play in creating and reflecting the values of diverse, economically successful, human-scale, and sustainable respectful communities.
I am very enthusiastic about photography and I see it as an hobby. I have no photography degree, though I developed some professional interest in this field and maybe someday I will apply for a school. I like to travel, discover new people and cultures and I try to capture the atmosphere and tell the story of my experiences with natural and spontaneous photographs.
PLANEAR is an Association for Landscape Architecture in Porto founded on 23rd of September 2004. This association consists of students and alumni of Landscape Architecture from University of Porto and it aims to promote and organize events and dissemination of knowledge in Landscape Architecture. PLANEAR has also a leading role in the student community at Faculty of Science of University of Porto.
Mandaworks is a design, urban planning and landscape architecture office. The office is registered in Sweden as a limited company but have an international profile. The office is owned and operated by Martin Arfalk and a dynamic team. Mandaworks has an extensive collaboration with offices in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
HOSPER is a multidisciplinary design bureau for landscape architecture and urban development. The Swedish office is managed by Patrick Verhoeven and works in partnership with the office in Haarlem, serving as the link in this exchange of knowledge between Sweden and the Netherlands.
AEFCUP is the second biggest student's association from University of Porto and it represents the students from Faculty of Sciences. It encourages the civic, scientific, cultural and sporting development of students through the development of actions with positive impact on student's everyday life.
B+B is a design bureau, with both national and international clients founded in 1977. It is organized as a collective talent whose shares are organized into a foundation, a structure that reflects the office's culture. It is impossible to sum up Bureau B+B without employing the words collective and interdisciplinary.
The Junior University is a summer school conducted by the University of Porto that bets on the promotion of knowledge – in the fields of science, technology, art, humanities and sport – among secondary level and college pupils. The U.Jr. was designed since its inception in 2005 as a very large program, receiving each summer over 5.000 youngsters from very diverse social and economic backgrounds. It is the first and the largest program of this kind in Portugal, and one of the largest in Europe.
Master's degree, Landscape Architecture
Erasmus exchange, Landscape Architecture
Bachelor's degree, Landscape Architecture
Despite my interests related to landscape architecture and urbanism subjects, I have thoroughly developed interest in areas such as new technologies and design in which I crave to continue developing further skills and learn new things. I found photography very interesting and it's one way of expressing my feelings and thoughts, although I still have a big journey ahead.Visit Carlos's profile on Pinterest.