João Mendes Ribeiro
João Mendes Ribeiro is a Portuguese architect. Graduated in 1986 at the University of Porto, he received his Ph.D degree in 2009 from the University of Coimbra, where he teaches Architectural Design since 1991.
In 1990, he founded his own practice. His work ranges from the design of public buildings to private homes, from scenic designs to ephemeral constructions of artistic installations. Among his designs, remarkable examples are: the scenography for "Entrance of Clowns" at the S. João's National Theater (Porto, 2000); the house Casa da Escrita (Coimbra, 2010); the Silence Cloister in the Lorvao Monastery (Penacova, 2013); the Contemporary Art Centre in Ribeira Grande, in collaboration with Menos é Mais Arquitectos (2014); a house in Fonte Boa (2015).
His work has been awarded with prizes such as the Highly Commended at AR Emerging Architecture Award (2000), BIAU Award (2012, 2016), RIBA Award for International Excellence (2016). Moreover, he has been shortlisted for the Mies Van der Rohe Award in 2001 and 2015.
"Sala da tè. Castello di Montemor-o-velho". Casabella 700 (2002): 10-16.
Mendes Ribeiro, João. João Mendes Ribeiro, Obras e Projectos 1996-2003. Edições ASA: Porto, 2003.
Mendes Ribeiro, João. "Artesanal e sofisticação: Tradição + Inovação = (Re)Invenção". In: Teatro do Mundo. Tradição e vanguardas: cenas de uma conversa inacabada, ed. by Cristina Marinho and Nuno Pinto Ribeiro, 115-123. Centro de Estudos Teatrais da Universidade do Porto: Porto, 2010.