Vasco Nobre Lopes completed his M.Arch at UAL University (Lisbon) in 2007 and collaborated with several Portuguese architectural offices. In 2012 he established the "Forja Project" - Research/Post-Crisis/Resilient/Solutions. 


FORJA - def.:

Construct, contrive, create, devise, fabricate, fashion, form, frame, hammer out, invent, make, mould, shape, work  

2    coin, copy, counterfeit, fake, falsify, feign, imitate.

There is an old saying that goes "ignorance is no excuse". Well, at this point one could take it a stop further and say ignorance can be fatal. A young person today must have the technology and the know-how. Never before has self sufficiency and education been so important and they are virtually inseparable from survival.

All photographs were made in the working process of the architectural studio forja.

Editor´s note

The presented project was selected from a spontaneous submission made by Vasco Lopes. Our aim is to disseminate and bring to light telling work of emergent or young photographers.