Designers and Architects

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We combine a capacity for technological production with thought.
We turn a project function into reality.
Through collaboration protocols, with architects and designers, we seek to develop new and bold metallic elements which make a difference in any project.

Here, the sketch becomes real.


Collaboration examples:

Raul Sousa Cardoso
I was born in 1985 with the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck and I am not quite sure of how important such fact can be to my biography. I grew up to be one hundred and eighty centimetres tall, even though I were the shortest kid in every class until the eighth grade. An excessive existentialism did not make me the innocently silly adolescent I so longed to be. At the age of 7 I wanted to become a wall painter (not a muralist like Diego Rivera, but a regular house painter), at the age of 10 I wanted to be a cartoonist, at 14 an actor, at 18 a designer, and when the time came to decide on my academic instruction I took a risk on architecture. I started learning about “how to see architecture” at the architecture faculty (ULP), and to understand that the more I “know how to see” architecture, the more I will like it, while I kept on having fun painting and drawing, and rereading stuff written during my hardest nihilist periods. The passion for music emerges due to a surprising Christmas gift, in a poorly disguising wrapping paper, a classic guitar. The fonder you are of something, the more time we dedicate to it, and the more time you dedicate to it, the better you execute it, and the better you execute it, the fonder you become, generating a feedback process yielding excellent practical results. Thus, a good result in architecture, in art or in life is always fed by the same source – love. It is that source of energy I seek to increase in what I do, without truly being aware of the line separating who I am and what I do from the arts, architecture and life.


Eduardo Benamor Duarte

Architect and founder of the Benamor Duarte Architecture studio, he lives and works between New York and Lisbon. Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, he graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon Techincal University. Eduardo Benamor Duarte has developed the application of a singular bidimensional transposition technique as a way to explore the prefiguration of new spatial and construction concepts and solutions in the architecture and design field. Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s projects were published by the foreign press, namely Domus, A+D+M, Icon, Elle Décor, AD France, Vogue, Surface China, Brava Casa, arq.A, Expresso etc). Additionally, he was a professor in the project course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in New York and at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco.