Mauro Costa Couceiro


PhD professor Mauro Costa is a full time Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He holds an European Ph.D., a Master in History of Architecture and Design, and a Master in Genetic Architectures: the New Cybernetic Design and the New Ecological Design from ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from FA-UTL, Portugal. He was a researcher and visiting professor in several institutions around the world among them at the Hongik University - South Korea, L'École Nationale Supérieure D'Architecture de Paris - La Villette, Faculdade de Arquitetura e de Design da Universidade de São Paulo, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura y Geodesia de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ELISAVA - Escola Superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC, UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ESARQ - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Coimbra, Escola Superior Gallaecia. His research concerns the analysis of functional analogies between biology and architecture with special emphasis on mass customization based in sustainable processes that can be materialized using CAD/CAM methods. His expertise fields are Biomimetics, Architecture, Design, Computational Design, Parametric Design, Algorithmic Design and Digital Fabrication. Mauro Costa has organized and participated in several design and architectural competitions, among which a first and a third place in international competitions for the design of public buildings and urban solutions, as well as others honorable mentions. Actually is responsible for the projects of public and private buildings in Europe. He has worked for as architect and space manager, developing and coordinating office-building designs and industrial building rehabilitation. He has published and participated in conferences, exhibits and collaborates with several international institutions, among which: Toolingroup Spain and Brazil, eCAADe - Education for Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, EIN - International School of Bionics and Architecture, International Society for Architectural Innovation, Collegi d´Arquitectes de Catalunya, Generative Components from the Smart Geometry Group at Bentley, Fórum Barcelona, Bioma, High-Tech partners and McNeel Europe.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Couceiro, Mauro Costa (2019), Coimbra em Imagens - Mauro Costa Couceiro, in Aquarela Brasileira Livros (org.), Coimbra em Imagens. Coimbra: Empresa Diário do Porto, Lda: Aquarela Brasileira ISBN 978-85-92522-13-8, 56-61

Book Chapter

Couceiro, Mauro Costa; Lobo, Rui (2019), O Mosteiro de Santa Cruz de Coimbra em 1834 (tr.: Santa Cruz Monastery of Coimbra in 1834)., in Rui Lobo, Mauro Couceiro (org.), Caminhos Futuros do Património Desaparecido: Colóquio Internacional sobre reconstituições 3D de património arquitetónico desaparecido (tr.: Future Paths for Lost Heritage: International Colloquium on 3D Reconstitutions of Lost Architectural Heritage). Coimbra: In Center for Social Studies UC, 37-40


Lobo, Rui; Couceiro, Mauro Costa (orgs.) (2019), Caminhos Futuros do Património Desaparecido. Colóquio Internacional sobre reconstituições 3D de património arquitetónico desaparecido. Coimbra: Centro de Estudos Sociais