Filipe Coutinho Quaresma 


Filipe Coutinho Quaresma is graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in 1999.

He has a Master’s degree since 2005 by the Civil Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico; and PhD since 2014 by the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra, with the curricular part taken at the Design and Computation Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

He taught at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), and at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT) where he is Vice-Director of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism.

Co-organized the international conferences DIGITAL ALBERTI (University of Coimbra), and SIM2013 – Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing at FAUL. Is a Scientific Committee Member of SIGRADI. He was a reviewer of articles at the Robot15 and ECCADE 2014-2022, IJAC among others. He has his own studio since 1999.




Shape grammar; generative design; collaborative fabrication; Rule based design




F.C. Quaresma (2020) Collaborative fabrication 1:1 scale prototyping and its space experiencing. da Silva Bartolo, P. (Ed.), da Silva, F. (Ed.), Jaradat, S. (Ed.), Bartolo, H. (Ed.). (2021). Industry 4.0 – Shaping The Future of The Digital World. London: CRC Press,


D’Oliveira Quaresma, P. (2018). A detail shape grammar. Using Alberti’s column system rules to evaluate the longitudinal elevation of the nave of Sant’Andrea church generation. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 32(3), 295-307. doi:10.1017/S0890060417000646


Coutinho, F.; Duarte, J.P. e Krüger, M. (2014) (I. Petrovic Prize nominee). Constructing a shape grammar. The Ducal palace façade. In Fusion, Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Desingn in Europe., 512-525. Vol. 1eCAADe:Conferences

  1. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK:, Northumbria University.


Coutinho, F. ,Mateus, L., Duarte, J.P., Ferreira, V., Krüger, M., 2013. From point cloud to shape grammar to grammatical transformations. Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 655-663


Coutinho, F., Duarte, J.P., Krüger, M., 2013. Digital fabrication and rapid prototyping as a generative process. Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Process. A.A. Balkema Publishers – Taylor & Francis The Netherlands. pp. 509-512


Guterres, F. Quaresma, f. ( 2021) RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES FOR THE ELDERLY TRANSFORMATION GRAMMAR. Towards a new, configurable architecture: Proceedings of the 39th eCAADe Conference. Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad on 8-10. September 2021


Araújo. B.; Mendes. D.; Fonseca. F.; Ferreira. A.; Jorge, J.; Castro e Costa, E.; Figueiredo. B.; Coutinho, F. e Duarte, J.P. (2015). Interactive Stereoscopic Visualization of Alberti Architectural Models. Revista Joelho n.5, University of Coimbra, Department of Architecture. Portugal. pp. 52-57.


Coutinho, F., Duarte, J.P., Krüger, M., 2015. De Re Aedificatoria column systematization shape grammar. Revista Joelho n.5, University of Coimbra, Department of Architecture. Portugal. pp. 32-41.




Function Interchange. This project aims to study the impacts in living ambiences provoked by physical changes of the simulated build environment.

Built a model that might react both physically and digitally, computing different data (numeric and fiscal artifacts) simulating a specific reality gaining and enhancing living ambience qualities.


INTEGRATIVE CONSTRUCT project. _iCOnT. This project aims to study Intelligent Building-as-model Construct scenarios and applications. The project has the goal to investigate the expected function of the architect as a reflexive practitioner and simultaneously a builder in the real scale of its concepts.