Carolina Sumares (1981, Funchal) studied at the Faculty of Architecture from Porto University. She worked in the offices Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten (2004-2006) in Rotterdam and in DP6 architectuurstudio (2006-2010) in Delft. In 2011 she did a post-graduation about American City – Architecture and Urbanism in Escola da CIdade – São Paulo.
Rik den Heijer (1978, Rotterdam) studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University Delft in The Netherlands and at the Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur in Switzerland. After his graduation he worked in offices in The Netherlands, Japan and Brazil.
Carolina and Rik started studio dois in 2010 in Rotterdam. After one year working and living in São Paulo, Brazil, they moved to Madeira in 2012, a Portuguese island in the atlantic ocean. At this moment they are working on international architecture competitions and projects in Portugal.
Find out what we have been up to.
Sneak preview of our most recent project in Madeira. Rehabilitation and extension of an existing agricultural barn to a small guest house. The area is surrounded by beautiful trees in the mountains of the island.
Last week the flower installation we designed for the garden of the municipality building in Calheta was inaugurated. The installation makes part of the Madeira Flower Festival and will stay for 2 weeks. We `covered` the garden with 1700 locally produced protea flowers that were kept upright in small cane tubes, as a reference to the flowering fields that spontaneously […]
Last week we started the construction of a new project: Piscina BCA. This pool will be situated on a site in Calheta with lots of differences in height. We managed to keep the construction relatively simple, without digging in the rocky terrain to much and integrating the pool nicely in the characteristic landscape at the same time.
Casa GSA is our first project where we are using wood has a structural material. In close conversation with the future inhabitants, we are projecting CLT (CrossLaminatedTimber) panels as walls,floors and roof, to create a sustainable villa that has most of its spaces on the ground floor level.
In the last visit to the building site in House GSG we could see the cork panels for the roof insulation. Its the first time we are using portuguese cork, after several failed attempts in previous projects. You can see in the picture the 4cm panell. Portugal has the largest cork oak forest area […]
We are happy that Homify Argentina decided to write a nice article about our project Casa na Ajuda. See the article (in Spanish) here:CASA NA AJUDA ON HOMIFY ARGENTINA
During the celebrations of architecture month in Madeira, Carolina Sumares did the moderation of the debate in the Remaing Landscapes lecture. It was an interesting day!REMAINING LANDSCAPES
Last week Carolina was interviewed for Casa das Artes, a cultural program in local TV. She talked about good and bad example of intervening in the landscape.
Take a look at minute 04:45.http://www.rtp.pt/play/p1761/e211755/c.artesCASA DAS ARTES