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VDC, Vale de Cambra - Portugal
Fernando Guerra, FG+SG

Longlisted for emerging architect of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Summary is a Portuguese architecture studio, founded by Samuel Gonçalves in 2015.

Seeking the balance between pragmatism and experimentalism, Summary develops building systems, assuming the optimisation of time and physical resources as the core theme of its practice.

The challenges the studio chooses to embrace are mainly within the field of new construction – and the bigger the scale, the more effectively our strategies and solutions can be put in place.

Summary seeks to always foresee a broader amount of issues and to plan in advance the best solutions for them, in order to optimise the workflow and the construction processes.

The firm develops its architectural solutions through prefabricated building systems, for a higher control of the drawing and materialisation accuracy, making the whole process strictly planned.

Summary has been longlisted in the emerging architect of the year category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

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