THE ARCHITECTURAL JOURNEY

Architecture is the longest journey of my life, it started with the early childhood travels around Europe with my family.

Through the journey, unexpected revelations lead to choices such as moving to Lisbon, study and work with the Masters, and then to London to experience diverse ways of practicing Architecture, back in Portugal, I have finally reached the independence always dreamed of, and I am now giving back the fascination i received as a child.

The world of construction is tempted to deliver easy, standard, and safe answers to a question, Architecture does the opposite, deliver a truly unique story, I try my best to be mindful in understanding what a project is all about, and look for a radical, synthetical material statement.

When inspired by some places I tend to produce Artworks that I called "Digital Sketches", these are an exercise that helps me practice the relationship between Landscape, Architecture, Photography, and Visualizations, for instance, every Digital Sketch is an Architectural wish.

Amongst some early successes of my young practice, the House in Colares has been published in the most prestigious architectural magazines worldwide and soon more will follow.

As I move forward with this journey, you are very welcome and do not hesitate to present me your dreams:

leonardomarchesiarquitecto@gmail.com

EXHIBITIONS

2012 - Exhibition at Fuori Salone, Milan, Museum of the Roman Domus, III year project

2021 - Digital Sketches exhibited at ALGARVE - Programação Cultural em Rede

2021 - Digital Sketches exhibited at Local Artists Exhibition at Centro de Interpretação in Vila Do Bispo

PUBLICATIONS

2013 - Publication on DA|UAL website, Um projeto para Barcelona, IV year project

2017 - Lighthouse Sea Hotel published on Casabella, Afasia, Dezeen, Future Arquitecturas, Bustler, Professione Architetto

2019 - Taoudenni (YouTube Video)

2020 - House in Colares published on TheBestNewArchitects, Ignant, Designboom, Archdaily, Imagicasa

LECTURES

2014 - Youtube Video Interview for DA|UAL

2016 - Public Lecture at SIA, Lighthouse Sea Hotel, Rimini

2021 - Guest at Chalmette Ray Real Estate Podcast


AWARDS
2014 - University Scholarship, Departamento de Arquitectura, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa

2014 - Secil Universidades Arquitectura Award, Finalist
2016 - 1st Prize Winner, Young Architects Competitions, Lighthouse Sea hotel
2021 - Special Guest at
New Italian Blood

COLLABORATIONS
2013 - João Luis Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal

2014/2015 - Francisco Aires Mateus Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal

2016 - David Chipperfield Architects, London, United Kingdom

2017/2018 - Hasa Architects, London, United Kingdom

2018/2020 - José Adrião Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal

2020 - Enanoacreativeshop, Munchen, Germany

2020 - Desplans, Paris, France