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João Paulouro Neves

  • MArch. Architecture
  • Architect, Researcher & 3D Artist
  • Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in João's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers

Recent publications

  • Espaços Enclausurados Contemporâneos: Uma linguagem intemporal

    • Paulouro Neves J
  • The eradication of public space: dissolving liminal states

    • Paulouro Neves J

Professional experience

Architect, Researcher & 3D Artist

Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

Architecture Assistant

KKM Architects

Architecture Assistant

MTO, ADOC s.r.l.

Architecture Assistant

Patrícia Barbas e Diogo Lopes Arquitectos

Architecture Assistant

Studio Assoc. SESTE


PhD Candidate Architecture

Faculdade de Arquitectura - UTL

September 2011 - September 2012(a year)

MArch Architecture

Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa

September 2005 - September 2008(3 years)

BSc. Architecture

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

September 1999 - September 2003(4 years)


João Paulouro Neves is an architect based in Lisbon whose work specialises in the elimination of social barriers within cities through design and theoretical research into sociology, psychology, performance, aesthetics, and architecture — parts of which have been exhibited in London and Lisbon. Presently undertaking an Architecture PhD at the Faculdade de Arquitectura, U.T. Lisboa, his research centers on the history and morphology of liminal spaces and social divisions within cities, having published, presented or moderated conferences in Doha, Porto, and Lisbon. Previously graduated from MArch in Architecture at Universidade Lusiada in Lisbon with ‘Multi-Pli-Cities’, a thesis and research project on theories and strategies for multicultural urban environments, and BSc Architecture at University College London, he has worked in architecture and urban design offices in Rome, London, and Lisbon, on housing, commercial, and institutional projects, as well as environmental mapping and analysis. João Neves has also produced video projections for ‘Sol VIII’ directed by Jung Yoo at the Cochrane Theatre and for ‘Scratch Opera – The Capsule’ directed by Julia Hollander at the Battersea Arts Centre, as well as producing urban installations and interventions in London. He is a founding member of Animate:Space, a London-based interdisciplinary company that along with scenographers and performers aims to bring to life static spaces in the city through their re-design, use, and transformation. He sees this as a multi-disciplinary effort in filling the socio-urban voids of modern cities. He is especially interested in designing for cosmopolitan sites using a multi-disciplinary approach and experimentation in video, performance, and architecture to confront identity issues within modern urban spaces.

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