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João Pedro Xavier

Fotografia de João Pedro Sampaio Xavier
Name: João Pedro Sampaio Xavier
Acronym: JPSX
Status: Active
Chave de associação FCT: J0380634FA8K
Institutional E-mail: jpx@arq.up.pt
Telephone extension: 5463
Alt.Tel.: 220425463
Rooms: TG1.8


Category: Professor Associado
Career: Pessoal Docente de Universidades
Professional group: Docente
Scientific Area: Desenho (D)
Professional group: Investigação Científica
Status: Outras Colabs. -> Investigador externo
Unit: Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU)


Position Started on
Dean 2018-12-12
Member of the Scientific Board 2018-10-11
Member of the Evaluation Coordinating Committee 2015-03-24
Docente Responsável de Curso de Educação contínua Curso Livre de Geometria Descritiva 2017-09-01

Personal details

João Pedro Xavier is an architect and associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto (FAUP), where he received his degree in 1985, his Ph.D. in Architecture in 2005.

He worked in Álvaro Siza's office from 1986 to 1999. At the same time, he established his own practice as an architect.

Xavier is a member of CEAU’s research teams – Architecture: Theory, Project, History (ATPH) – and – Digital Fabrication Laboratory (DFL). The relationship between architecture and mathematics, especially perspective, is his main research interest. He is the author of the books Perspectiva, perspectiva acelerada e contraperspectiva (Perspective, accelerated perspective and retarded perspective) and Sobre as origens da perspectiva em Portugal (About the origins of perspective in Portugal). 

He is correspondent editor of the “Nexus Network Journal” and member of the executive board of “Resdomus”.

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