Events and news about Residual Studio, a sustainable architecture studio in Portugal
Find out all the news about our studio and all the events we have participated in and will participate in to promote sustainable architecture and the circular economy in Portugal and abroad.
13th Oct. 2023
II International Research Seminar about Marble Quarries - Évora
Architect Katia Talento, CEO at Residual Studio, was invited by Seville University, as a guest speaker, at the “II International Research Seminar about Marble Quarries”. It aims to develop research and debate on the effectiveness of landscape and cultural heritage protection instruments in the context of marble quarry landscapes and it considers three case studies of marble quarries (Carrara, IT; Macael, SP; Évora, PT) in which the processes of anthropic transformation of contemporary industrial activity and landscape and cultural heritage coexist.
Architect Katia Talento had the opportunity to give her contribution on sustainable architecture and circular economy, presenting, in the second panel of the seminar, “creative approaches for quarry landscapes”, her research focused on the on-site reuse of waste material in the Estremoz Anticline (in Portugal), a huge area composed of several large quarries and waste heaps.
More info here.
29th Sep. 2023
Technical Visit on Sustainability in Construction
Residual Studio was selected by EUROYOUTH Portugal (an organization specializing in the management of education, training, employment and local development projects) to carry out a technical visit on sustainable architecture for a group of professionals from the “Ente Senese Scuola Edile” in Italy. Through the Erasmus+ program, they had the opportunity to learn about other realities and experiences related to sustainability in construction, and practical examples of sustainable architecture in Lisbon, focused on the circular economy.
Discover EUROYOUTH here.
26th Sep. 2023
Honorable Mention in the Sustainability and Research Awards 2023
Architect Katia Talento, CEO at Residual Studio, author of the doctoral thesis “The Metamorphosis of the Landscape: The Dynamic Reuse of Marble Waste”, was awarded an honorable mention in the Awards organized by the Portuguese Architects Association and the Environmental Fund. The research work, distinguished by a jury made up of experts from the Order of Architects, the Environmental Fund and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Action, highlights the importance of reusing materials and waste heaps in the landscape and in architecture sector, creating innovative spaces and enhancing abandoned and degraded territories. The award will be presented at a public ceremony.
More information here.
12th Sep. 2023
Funding (PRR) granted for the development of a green and digital project
After a rigorous evaluation process, Residual Studio has been considered eligible for funding to develop and boost a green and digital project. The project refers to the “Yuppie On” platform (recently launched by the studio), focused on the architecture and design sectors, which promotes youth employment, the enhancement of the profession, the digital economy and environmental and social sustainability.
Discover “Yuppie On” here.
15th Jul. 2023
Solemn Session of the XIV Graduation Day
Architect Katia Talento, CEO at Residual Studio, participates in the Graduation Day of the Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) to receive her PhD diploma, completed with maximum classification in the year 2022. His doctoral thesis focuses on the rehabilitation of a large abandoned extractive area in Portugal and the reuse of the associated marble waste heaps. Sustainable architecture, circular economy and innovation are the main themes addressed in the thesis.
20th Apr. 2023
Welectric Talk - Sustainable construction and its impact on the environment and energy
Architect Katia Talento, CEO at Residual Studio, was the guest on the 4th episode of Welectric Talk, supported by Crédito Agrícola. The topic of sustainability in architecture was discussed, along with an analysis of the construction sector in Portugal and the challenges it faces in becoming more sustainable. Various examples of sustainable buildings, techniques and materials were also discussed.
Watch the video interview here.
27th Feb. 2023
"Sustainable Utopia, not dreambook" for 2050 Magazine.Briefing
Residual Studio was invited to publish an opinion piece on the topic of sustainability in the architecture sector. The magazine 2050.Briefing wanted to find out, from those who reflect on the subject and put it into practice in their daily lives and businesses, what they envision for 2023. What changes can be expected? Is it utopian or not for sustainability to infiltrate companies, governments, brands, consumption and behavior?
Read the article here.
9th Jan. 2023
Launch of the Architecture and Design Platform, "Yuppie On"
Residual Studio has created and launched a digital platform, focused on the Architecture and Design sectors, which promotes youth employment, the enhancement of the architect’s profession, the digital economy, remote and hybrid work, and environmental and digital sustainability. It is a new green and digital product that aims to contribute to the decarbonization of society and improve the future of young professionals.
Get to know “Yuppie On” here.