João Gonçalo Lopes is an architect working across disciplines between art, design and education. Having had a diverse experience in different parts of the world, he is currently working on freelancing in scales from furniture to urban design.
His works are based on collaboration and inclusion of ideas and contexts. He values a kind of architecture that exists as a background for experience, materiality and quality of living.


2014/2020 - Work as freelance
- Cobertos pelo Céu, cenography and art installation (on going), various locations
- Desvio, work and event space, Lisbon
- Quinta do Vinagre Urban Planning, Leiria (ongoing)
- House Renovation, Leiria
- Cabinet in Oak Wood, Lisbon
- Exhibition set for design brand VICARA at Maison&Object 2017 Paris
- Office Building Headquarters, Gamagori
- Exhibition set for design brand VICARA at Maison&Object 2015 Paris
- Facilities for a public park, Leiria
- Exhibition set for design brand VICARA at Arquivo237 Lisbon

2015/2019 - Founding member of Colectivo Til
- Uma Casa Para Todos, Art and education project (on going), Marrazes
- Todos Pró Bairro, Comunity project, Leiria
- Art and community project “Sob o mesmo céu” (ongoing for 3 years), Leiria
- Cardboard dome - workshop for children
- Temporary Instalations in Centro Cívico and Vala Real for Festival A Porta 2019, Leiria
- Art instalation “Mezplasta” for Museu de Leiria, Leiria
- Workshop “Building with natural materials” for Festival Floresta Viva, Lagoa da Ervideira
- Temporary structures and facilities for Festival Andanças, Castelo de Vide
- Temporary Instalation in Centro Cívico for Festival A Porta 2018, Leiria
- Entrance Gate and Tree House for Museum Festum, Monte Redondo
- Tower Veil Artistic Instalation, Monte Redondo

2015/2017 - Architectural Designer at GUMUCHDJIAN ARCHITECTS, London
- House on the Hill: Design development
- Student Housing in Birmingham: Schematic design
- Cheyne Mews House: Schematic Design
- Pembridge Crescent House: Construction documents

2012/2014 - Architectural Designer at NERI&HU, Shanghai
- Yotel Singapore: Schematic design
- Korean Restaurant on the Bund: Design development
Construction documents
Construction administration
- House in Brasil: Design development
- Suzhou Harmony Development project: Design development
- Schindler Headquarters in Shanghai: Design development

2012 - Internship at KKAA - KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES, Tokyo
- Sunny Hills: Schematic design
Design development
Construction documents
- East Japan Project: Package design

2011/2012 - Internship at PEDRO NOVO ARQUITECTOS, Lisbon
- House in Crestuma: Schematic design
- Desafios Urbanos Competition: Schematic design


2018 - Concêntrico Festival - Temporary instalation, Logroño
2015 - Food and Wellness Club - YAC & Marlegno
2012 - Guimarães Performance Architecture Competition
2011 - 1st place in the Pladur Iberian Competition 2011 (local)
2011 - Competition for the Óbidos new Technological Park (at JMB Sociedade de Arquitectos)
2010 - 4th place in the Pladur Iberian Competition 2010 (local)
2009 - 2nd place in Pladur Iberian Competition 2009 (local)
2008 - Competition Prix X for the Willmotte Foundation

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