Between Land and Sea

Peninsula, from the Latin paeninsula from paene “almost” and insula “island”.

Almost islands, imposing fragments, pieces of ground that advance out to sea umbilically connected to the earth by strands, the peninsulas are also cultural spaces in permanent renewal, meeting places, points of departure and arrival.

Portugal, inherent in its geographic condition, where the sea lingers on the beach, either by will or by extrapolation and transgression (continuity and rupture) does not escape the peninsular fate, the Atlantic Sea projects a landscape permeated with cultural complexities, materialized in artefacts, (in)tangible, that frame the daily lives we cohabit in states of permanent fragility.

The Studio

The desire to establish an interdisciplinary structure where Architecture is a socially significant critical tool for understanding and for cultural (trans)formation, led a group of people, Architects and Landscape Architects, to create Atelier Peninsular.

Based in Lisbon, Atelier Peninsular integrates a heterogeneous group of professionals with training acquired between Lisbon and Milan, and with work experiences in Institutions and Studios in Dessau, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Berkeley and Manchester. These experiences allow us to synthesize and put into practice programmatic and pragmatic approaches on extreme scales.

Indissociable from personal biographies, the Studio wants to characterize itself by putting into action subversive holistic processes within the logics and rules, so far imposed, on the landscape and its urban and social tissues

Emanuel Diogo (Paris, France) Architect.
He completed a bachelor of Business Information Technology from MMU – Manchester Metropolitan University.
He obtained a Master’s degree of Architecture at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
Between 2007 and 2013 he collaborated with Pedro Campos Costa Arquitectos, Santa-Rita Arquitectos and Atelier dos Remédios.
Between 2014 and 2017 he works for STAR – strategy + architecture (Rotterdam), Bruther Architects, Chartier-Dalix Architects (Paris) and Alison Brooks Architects (London).
In 2017 he begins a PhD in Urban Studies at the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, part of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. (FCSH-UNL).
He is cofounder of Atelier Peninsular.

Hugo Guiomar (Lisbon, Portugal), Landscape Architect
He obtained a Master degree on Landscape Architecture from Instituto Superior de Agronomia de Lisboa (ISA) with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.
He received an honourable mention in the 2nd edition of the Trienal de Arquitectura of Lisbon in 2010.
In 2011 he studied at Technische Universitat Berlin and tutored at the Chair of Urban Design.
In 2012 he created the collective ANTHRO.
Between 2013 and 2017 he collaborated with Global Arquitectura Paisagista.
He is cofounder of Atelier Peninsular.

Stefano Serventi (Parma, Italy), Architect.
He obtained a bachelor in Environmental/Landscape Architecture form the Politecnico di Milano and studied at the faculty of Urbanism in the same University. With a double program between the Politecnico di Milano and the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, he obtained a Master of Sciences cum laude in Architecture.
In 2005 he is invited to participate in the Masterclass Plastic-Opacity at the Bauhaus School (Dessau).
In 2006 he collaborated with architect Guido Canali on several projects.
Between 2008 and 2011 he worked in various studios in Milan and London.
Along with Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Paula Nascimento and Ana Vaz Milheiro, he curated the exhibition Ilha de São Jorge and its publication in the ambit of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Between 2014 and 2017 he collaborated with Global Arquitectura Paisagista.
Together with Landscape Architect Anna Chiara Leardini he founded the research agency viÆmilia.
He is cofounder of Atelier Peninsular.