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Carvalho Araújo

Carvalho Araújo

Architect . Braga 1961

José Manuel Castro Carvalho Araújo was born in 1961 in Braga, city where he lives and works.
He develops design projects on a small and broad scale. He concludes his degree in architecture in 1990.
In 1986 he takes on the management of Carvalho Araújo Study Centre that works as a laboratory, testing a new way to face the subjects of creative design. 
The Carvalho Araújo atelier was founded in 1996 by José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, in Braga (Portugal) and has as its field of action the development of Architecture and Design projects of different scales and approaches, always with a strategic, rational and simultaneously poetic posture. .
With a multidisciplinary team made up of architects, product designers, communication and image designers, the essence of each project lies in the fusion of different disciplines.
The Carvalho Araújo atelier has a large volume of consolidated projects not only in the national territory, but also in other European countries, in Brazil, in the United States of America and in Africa.

“Architecture is too important to limit itself to construction... It has to function almost like a place of worship, capable of provoking sensations, shivers, and other things that cannot be explained.” 

2006 - 2nd Prize, Vodafone Building – Oporto, Portugal.
2007 - 1st Prize, Music Academy of S. João da Madeira.
2009 - National Design Award Sena da Silva, Equipment Award, with Street Line from Larus. 
2010 – BID (Bienal Ibero-American), with Street Line from Larus.
2012 - Honourable Mention, Municipal Library and Archive of Grândola. 
2014 - Finalist in Archdaily, Building of the Year 2014, category “Hospitality Architecture”, with the project “DE LEMOS” - Viseu, Portugal.
2014 – GNRation - National Urban Rehabilitation Award.
2015 - Banco Popular – 1st Prize/ Industrial Condominium, Gondomar – Portugal.
2016 - Finalist of the Ibero-American (X BIAU) Award, with the project “Refúgio na Montaria”.
2021 - National Award for Urban Rehabilitation 2021, in the Best Intervention Less than 1000 m² category, with house in Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque