Full name

Mariana Antunes

Title

Architect, Interior and Urban Designer

Location

Porto, Portugal

Blurb

there’s no art without people

Biography

Architecture is the most ancient activity of all. Ever since there was life, there was the necessity to shelter oneself.

My primary interests regarding architecture are directly related to my experience as a child. I grew up in a city that holds a great number of ancient buildings so I guess having this as reference, consequently led me to be inspired by this area of architecture.

What Matters
Architecture and Design should both be tools with which we can build a better world. It should be thought always having in mind that what really matters is the user and his/her interaction with the built environment. There's no architecture without content and there's no content without people.

The Tools
Every time I face a new project I try to start by conceptualising the object that I want as a result, having in mind the activity it is going to perform.
I strongly believe in the power of a leading concept that can be followed throughout the designing process.

Experience

Interior Architect – Designer

Metrobox / Stabord

Porto, Portugal · Jun / 2019 – Present

Lead Architect – Interior Designer

NogAma Studio

Petrópolis, Brazil · Dec / 2015 – Mar / 2019

Responsible for the development of the entire project, from measuring to final production. Supervision and training of the intern; communication and supervision of suppliers and their staff. One on one relationship with the client.

PROJECTS:

  • PBP APARTMENT RENOVATION – GÁVEA, RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2016/2017
  • MCA APARTMENT DECORATION – CENTRO, PETRÓPOLIS – BRAZIL – 2016/2017
  • CKN HOUSE – CARANGOLA, PETRÓPOLIS – BRAZIL – 2016/2017/2018
  • RED CREPE STORE – CENTRO, PETRÓPOLIS – BRAZIL – 2017/2018
  • HHC STAIR – CENTRO, PETRÓPOLIS – BRAZIL – 2017/2018
  • RQR HOUSE RENOVATION – MORIN, PETRÓPOLIS – BRAZIL – 2018 / 2019
  • FLIPER APARTMENT LAYOUT – MORIN, PETRÓPOLIS – BRAZIL – 2018

Interior Architect

Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · April / 2014 – Oct / 2015

Responsible for the whole development of the interior project addressed, from preliminary solutions to executive detailing. Joinery detailing, furniture and fabric selection, presentation development and post-production of the space are also among the position’s responsibilities.

PROJECTS:

  • DECA TROPICAL LOFT – CASA COR RIO 2014 – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2014
  • CAMORIM APARTMENT DECORATION – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2014
  • COPACABANA HOUSE – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2014
  • GIPÓIA ISLAND (POST PRODUCTION) – ANGRA DOS REIS – BRAZIL – 2014
  • METRO APARTMENT (POST PRODUCTION) – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2015
  • MATZ APARTMENT – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2014/2015
  • PEQUERI COUNTRYHOUSE– MINAS GERAIS – BRAZIL – 2014/2015
  • PORREYE RESIDENCE – ANTWERP – BELGIUM – 2014/2015
  • LAB LZ BY GT – CASA COR RIO 2015 – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2015

Junior Architect

STA Arquitetura

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Jan / 2011 – Dec / 2012

Project Leader of three main projects in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais (English Lagoon, Hyde Park and
Lake Town). Responsible for design decisions regarding new projects, for the interns addressed to the
project and less experienced architects. Technical Drawings, 3D Models, presentations and meetings with
the client are also among the main activities.

PROJECTS:

  • ENGLISH LAGOON (ROSSI) – MINAS GERAIS – BRAZIL – 2011
  • HYDE PARK – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2011
  • LAKE TOWN – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2011
  • PORT CORPORATE (TISHMAN SPEYER) – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2011/2012
  • AMERICAS AVENUE (GAFISA) – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2011
  • ENTERPRISE CITY CENTER (PDG) – ITABORAÍ – BRAZIL – 2011/2012
  • PORTO RIO (ODEBRECHT) – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2011/2012
  • BAIRRO CARIOCA – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2011/2012

Intern

Fábrica Arquitetura

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Sep / 2009 – Dec / 2010

Work focused in building conservation and renovation, as well as the development of cultural equipments, such as cinemas, concert halls, theatres, etc.

PROJECTS:

  • IMPERATOR – CENTRO CULTURAL JOÃO NOGUEIRA – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2010/2011/2012
  • CINE BOULEVARD SÃO GONÇALO – SÃO GONÇALO – BRAZIL – 2010
  • CINE NOVO HAMBURGO – NOVO HAMBURGO – BRAZIL – 2010
  • SALA CECÍLIA MEIRELES – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2010
  • ESPAÇO RIO DESIGN – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL – 2010
  • CINE MAG SHOPPING – JOÃO PESSOA– BRAZIL – 2009
Education

The Architectural Imagination

HarvardX, EdX

· May 2018 – May 2018

Master’s degree in Interior Design

Istituto Europeo di Design

Milan, Italy · Jan / 2013 – Dec / 2013

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · 2006 – 2010

Awards
2016 Bronze A’Design Award , A' Design Awards
Project: Loft Tropical Deca – with Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
2015 O Globo Award – Best Use of Art , O Globo
Project: LAB LZ by GT – with Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
2015 Honorable mention – 2º ASBEA/RJ Award – Interior Architecture , ASBEA/RJ
Project: LAB LZ by GT – with Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
2015 Best on Archilovers , Archilovers
Project: Loft Tropical Deca – with Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
2014 V Casa Claudia Interior Design Award , Casa Claudia
Project: Loft Tropical Deca – with Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
2014 O Globo Award – Best Use of Art , O Globo
Project: Loft Tropical Deca – with Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
Exhibitions
2008 Tectônica (Group), Solar Grandjean de Montigny, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The element displayed was the life-size model and concept both designed and built by me of the “Estra[va]do” chair.
Specialties

architecture, interior design, concept design, user experience

Skills

autocad, photoshop, indesign, illustrator, sketchup, v-ray, lightroom, design thinking, user journey, lighting design, urban design, furniture design, 3D visualisation, graphic design, photography