Born in Porto (Portugal) in 1976, André Tavares is an architect. Since 2006, he has been running Dafne Editora, exploring publishing as a form of cultural and architectural practice. He was editor-in-chief of the magazine Jornal Arquitectos (2013-2015). He holds a doctorate from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, where in 2009 he completed his dissertation on the presence of reinforced concrete in architects’ design strategies in the early 20th century.
Resulting from his research in Mendrisio, Paris and São Paulo, he has published several books addressing the international circulation of knowledge among Portuguese-speaking architects, including Arquitectura Antituberculose (Faup-publicações, 2005), Os fantasmas de Serralves (Dafne, 2007), Novela Bufa do Ufanismo em Concreto (Dafne, 2009), and Duas obras de Januário Godinho (Dafne, 2012). His forthcoming book, The Anatomy of the Architectural Book (Lars Müller, 2015) addresses the crossovers between book culture and building culture.
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