Eduardo Benamor Duarte (b. 1975) is a member of OA Portuguese Architects Association / Ordem dos Arquitectos. In 2009 he founded his studio, Benamor Duarte Architecture focused on design of objects, and spatial environments at large. Recent architecture, design and installation commissions, include group exhibitions at the Cite’ de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Institut Francais d’Architecture in Paris, Salone Satellite - Milan Furniture Fair, Temporary Museum for New Design, and Made Expo in Milan; Wanted Design NY and Soho Digital Art Gallery in NY; Bienniale Design in Saint Etienne and Experimenta Design in Lisbon.
Over the past years Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s work have been published widely in a number of international magazines, books and newspapers such as Abitare, AD France, Domus Magazine, Elle Décor, Interni, Ecologik, Frame, La Repubblica, Expresso, Vogue Italia, or the publishing houses Gestalten and Links Books. His work has been awarded by several institutions in Portugal and US such as the Ministério da Cultura - Direcção Geral das Artes, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Rhode Island School of Design.
Academic Research/Areas of Interest
Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s research is deeply characterized by a longstanding obsession with the duality between abstraction and preexistence as a form of cultural inquiry.
Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s current research and practice identify reflexive systems that foster the transformation of our living environments based on the adaptation of a geometrical abstract apparatus in dialogue with a preexisting material condition; or a pre figuration of a thought as a spatial typology. Recent projects engage form in programs that range from installations for public spaces, ceramic building blocks, home furniture or landscapes determined by infrastructural systems for renewable energies, in many versions and always in its most abstract content such as drawing or in any procedure that enables the generation of a new environment: From the repetition of a limited number of abstract procedures in a systematic mode; testing the capacity of a flexible configuration to be adaptable in any location; or modeling the material behavior of a spatial component driven by users’ interaction.
- BARC, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa
- MAS, Columbia University
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