Nuno Brandão Costa


Nuno Brandão Costa


Oporto – Portugal


Nuno Brandão trained in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto ((FAUP), finishing his studies in the architecture studio ‘Herzog & de Meuron’ in Switzerland and in the José Fernando Gonçalves e Paulo Providência studio in Porto, Portugal.

In 1998 he founded his own studio after having won an international public competition for the Central Library of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon. He also received the SIC 2004 Best New Architect and Express Merit Award.

His work currently entails both public and private projects on different scales; creating houses and community buildings as well as public buildings such as the Faculty of Arts at the University of Porto, the sports and e-learning facilities at the University of Porto and the Municipal Library project in Caminha.

His way of understanding architecture is characterised by a very strict minimalism and a plastic visual impact, and by designs based on geometry which can be seen in practically all his works.


Around a Polished Persian White marble block


The L’Antic Colonial proposal simulates a continuous domestic setting where the whole space can be reached whilst being contemporary and comfortable.

The area is set around a Polished Persian White marble block which is a bathroom on the inside.

This element is the space’s main feature which organises it and captures attention. The floor around the block is covered with Eden 1L Texture Nut natural wood parquet, accompanied by different marble elements which are used to establish the space’s different functions.

There is a living room on one side and on the other, a bedroom. The space is informally organised, being aimed at younger generations although it doesn’t renounce comfort or elegance.

This atmosphere is achieved with pieces by the British designer, Jasper Morrison whose work and research in the fittings field is extremely suitable for this proposal setting. These complements organise and decorate the surroundings.

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