Hello, nice to meet you!

URBANCORE is an architecture studio based in Oporto.

Question everything generally thought to be obvious. – Dieter Rams

About US

Studio coordination.

Bruno Marques
Born in Espinho, completed the architecture degree at F.A.U.L.P..
Master in Urban Planning at FAUP – Faculty of Architecture, U.P..
PhD in Architecture at University of Valladolid, Spain
PhD in Civil Engineering at F.E.U.P., U.P.
Researcher at CONSTRUCT at F.E.U.P., U.P.
Researcher at Cardiff University Wales, UK.
Lecturer of Architecture II at F.A.U.L.P.

Pedro Cascalheira
Born in Lisbon, he has an architecture degree at F.A.U.L.P.
Master in Digital Arts, School of Arts at Catholic University of Porto.
Lecturer of several subjects related to communication and design, School of Arts at Catholic University of Porto.
Doing PhD in Heritage Studies, School of Arts at Catholic University of Porto.
Researcher at C.I.T.A.R., Catholic University of Porto.
Scholarship at I.E.C.C.P.M.A., F.L.U.L..


Since 2006 that URBANCORE try to integrate the knowledge of good practices into design and construction of architectural works with particular interest and approach to the results of team studio research in construction methods, bioclimatic architecture and sustainability with the aim to integrate it as a regular basis in office practice.

URBANCORE is an office with expertises in bioclimatic and sustainable practices, seeking to improve in their projects those ideas. First as a conceptual rule and second as an integration of their knowledge into the overall strategy of design project.


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Praça General Humberto
Delgado, 267 . 7º/S-9
4000-288 Porto
00351 919 495 051
00351 932 437 041