Corresponding Editor, Nexus Network Journal
Areas of study: Perspective, Geometry, Architectural Theory Geographic area: Western Europe
João Pedro Xavier, an architect and geometry teacher, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), where he was graduated in 1985 and received a PhD in Architecture in 2005. He worked in Álvaro Siza's office from 1986 to 1999 and, at the same time, he established his own practice as an architect. Xavier has always been interested in the relationship between architecture and geometry, especially perspective. He is the author of Perspectiva, perspectiva acelerada e contraperspectiva (FAUP Publicações, 1997) and Sobre as origens da perspectiva em Portugal (FAUP Publicações, 2006). He published several works and papers on the subject, presented conferences and lectures and taught courses to high school teachers. He was co-director of the Nexus 2010 conference in Porto.
João Pedro Xavier
Faculdade de Arquitectura da Univerdade do Porto
Rua do Gólgota 215
4150-755 Porto - PORTUGAL