Joana Santos Barbosa

Architect Porto / Portugal

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Joana Santos Barbosa
Joana Santos Barbosa
Joana Santos Barbosa

Born in Oporto, Joana Santos Barbosa graduates in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto in 2006, later deepening her knowledge in Interior Design at St. Martin's School of Arts and Design in London. Alongside with Architecture, the passion for the Detail motivates her to create her own exclusive furniture design. From her training she takes the discipline and persistence in the pursuit of the unquestionable accuracy. From the World she seizes cultures and contexts, dissects memories and rearranges concepts, taking them as starting points for the creative liberation which questions the immediate nature of the perception of reality. Having a refined intuition and a particular way of feeling, Joana Santos Barbosa has a vein of attachment to the Land, a connection to the emotional and a devotion to the senses and is very early deeply influenced by the mysteries of the natural world, taking an interest in legends and organic forms and by many trips that opened her eyes to inspiring cultures and traditions. Result of various influences, Joana develops a personal determination in analyzing the world around her own growth process and for that she creates characters, places and experiences that are often on the border between lived experience and fluent imagination. She is fascinated by the limits of emotions and the threshold of feeling. Her creative perseverance and curiosity for experimentation proves to be somewhere between the sinuous elegance and the harsh aggressiveness, the softness of a touch and the strictness of a line, the organic forms of nature and the geometric accuracy, a smooth trace of a sketch and the precision of a detailed drawing.