Carlos Dias - Landscape Architect

CARLOS DIAS

Landscape Architect

INTRODUCTION

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

PROFILE

ABOUT ME

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.

SERVICES

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:

  • Master Planning
  • Garden Design
  • Technical Drawing
  • Construction Details
  • Streetscape Design
  • Computer Visualizations
  • 3D Modeling
  • Squares and Public Space

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.

PORTFOLIO


WHAT I'M GOOD AT

  • DESIGN

    • Gardens & Parks
    • Urban Spaces
    • Landscape
    • Graphics
    • Urban Furniture
  • PHOTOSHOP

    • Visualizations
    • Photo Retouch
    • Masterplans
  • ILLUSTRATOR

    • Diagrams
    • Icons & Pictograms
    • Masterplans
    • Illustrations
  • INDESIGN

    • Booklets
    • Posters
    • Portfolios
    • Magazines
  • AUTOCAD

    • Technical Details
    • Plan Drawings
    • Sections
    • 3D Modeling
    • Calculations
  • SKETCHUP

    • 3D Modeling
    • Renders
    • Sections
    • 3D Diagrams

LATEST TWEETS

MY SKILLS

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

AUTOCAD

SKETCHUP

RESUME

EXPERIENCE

  • Sept. 2013 - Present

    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.

    Focus:

    • Organize events and activities
    • Disclose scientific and artistic content of Landscape Architecture
    • Education of students and young professionals
  • Sept. 2013 - Present
    MANDAWORKS - Intern

    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.

    Focus:

    • Urban Planning
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Urban Design
  • Sept. 2013 - Present

    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.

    Focus:

    • Landscape Architecture
    • Urban Design
    • Industrial Design
  • Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2013
    AEFCUP - Marketing & Communication

    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.

    Focus:

    • Represent the students
    • Establish the connection of the student body with the society
    • Contribute to the improvement of the Portuguese public higher education
  • Mar. 2012 to Aug. 2012
    Bureau B+B - Intern

    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.

    Focus:

    • Landscape Architecture
    • Urbanism
    • Design

EDUCATION

  • Sept. 2011 - Present
    Faculty of Science - University of Porto

    Master's degree, Landscape Architecture

  • Sept. 2011 to Jul. 2012
    Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

    Erasmus exchange, Landscape Architecture

  • Sept. 2008 to Jul. 2011
    Faculty of Science - University of Porto

    Bachelor's degree, Landscape Architecture

INTERESTS

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.

STUFF I LIKE TO DO

PORTFOLIO

SØNDERMARKEN - INTERNSHIP B+B
MECHELEN AXIS - INTERNSHIP B+B
LIVING ON TERHEIJL ESTATE - ACADEMIC
AVEIRO URBAN EXPANSION - ACADEMIC
BRIDGING PRAGUE: CLAIM THE RIVER - COMPETITION
AVEIRO URBAN PARK - ACADEMIC
ALMERE OOSTERWOLD - EXPERIENCE OF NATURE - ACADEMIC
PLANEAR - Núcleo de Arquitetura Paisagista do Porto
QUIRES URBAN PARK - ACADEMIC
SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING - ACADEMIC
FREE HAND DRAWING
WORKSHOP UTAD 2013

CONTACT

Carlos Dias