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Fonds JQ - João Queiroz, Architect

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PT FIMS JQ

Title

João Queiroz, Architect

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  • [1920]-[1982] (Creation)

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84 rolls of conceptual designs;
16 photographs;
15 drawings;
21 prints.

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Name of creator

João Queiroz, Architect ([1920]-[1982])

Administrative history

João Marcelino Queiroz established his architecture atelier in the 1920s, without legal formalities, under the name João Queiroz, Arquitecto, in a rationalist building on Rua de Santa Catarina, Porto.
During his career he worked on his own; he designed all the parts of his projects himself, even when the demand from his clients increased in the 1940s.
He designed some iconic buildings, mainly in the city of Porto, including: Cine Teatro Olímpia, Trindade Cinema, Café Magestic and created a design for Batalha Cinema (not built). In addition, João Queiroz also designed new, single-family and multi-family houses; interventions for public and private buildings, and was responsible for alterations, extensions, repair works, renovations, and constructing showrooms. He also carried out projects in the area of funerary architecture.

Name of creator

QUEIROZ, João Marcelino (1892-1980)

Biographical history

João Marcelino Queiroz, arquiteto e militar, nasceu no Porto a 23 de junho de 1892 e faleceu, com 90 anos, a 25 de fevereiro de 1982. Era o mais novo de 6 irmãos, filho de Abílio de Sequeira Pinto Queiroz e de Branca Laura Pimentel de Lima Queiroz. Casou com Julieta Carolina Machado Bravo com quem teve 1 filho de nome João Marcelino Machado Bravo Queiroz.
Em 1911 matriculou-se no curso preparatório de desenho da Escola de Belas Artes do Porto, tendo depois ingressado no curso de arquitetura, na mesma escola.
Durante a I Guerra Mundial foi mobilizado e entrou na Escola de Guerra (academia de formação de oficiais do exército português, atual Academia Militar); daí foi prestar serviço no Quartel-General e depois no Hospital Militar, passando, em seguida, à reserva.
Em 1920 concluiu o curso de Arquitetura Civil e estabeleceu-se como arquiteto, exercendo a arquitetura como profissional liberal, num prédio situado na Rua de Santa Catarina, no Porto. Aí também se localizava a Casa de Sant’Ana, uma loja portuense de artigos decorativos regionais, da qual era coproprietário.
Em 1922 foi-lhe atribuída a mercê do Grau de cavaleiro da ordem militar de Santiago de Espada, concedida pelo Presidente da República Portuguesa.
Em 1926 obteve o diploma de Arquiteto depois de ter trabalhado durante dois anos na Direção Geral dos Edifícios e Monumentos do Norte.
Durante os anos 40, por ocasião da II Guerra Mundial, foi novamente incorporado tendo-se reformado como Capitão.
Matriculou-se, em 1945, na Escola de Belas Artes do Porto, no curso de Urbanologia, curso este que acabava de ser instituído.

Archival history

Architect and soldier, João Marcelino Queiroz was born in Porto on 23 June 1892 and died at the age of 90 on 25 February 1982. He was the youngest of six siblings, son of Abílio de Sequeira Pinto Queiroz and Branca Laura Pimentel de Lima Queiroz. He married Julieta Carolina Machado Bravo, and they had one son, João Marcelino Machado Bravo Queiroz.
In 1911 he enrolled in the preparatory drawing course at Porto School of Fine Arts, and afterwards entered the architecture course at the same school.
He was mobilised for military service in World War I and joined the Escola de Guerra (War School - a training academy for Portuguese army officers, now the Military Academy); after that, he served first in the Headquarters, then the Military Hospital and later became a reservist.
In 1920 de completed the civil architecture and established himself as a freelance architect, working from a building on Rua da Santa Catarina, Porto, near Casa de Sant’Ana, a shop selling decorative regional products that he owned.
In 1922 he was appointed Knight of the Military Order of Santiago de Espada by the President of the Portuguese Republic.
In 1926 he earned his Architect's Diploma having worked for eight years at Direção Geral dos Edifícios e Monumentos do Norte [Directorate-General for the Buildings and Monuments of the Northern Region].
In the 1940s, he served in World War II, and later retired as a Captain.
He enrolled in Porto School of Fine Arts School in 1945, in the newly created Urbanology course.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The documentation was donated by architect João Marcelino Queiroz's grandchildren. The donation was formalised on 18 May 2015.

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Scope and content

The current collection of architect João Marcelino Queiroz consists mainly of original conceptual designs and copies of his architectural works including plan views, elevations, cross sections and detailed drawings, as well as drawings, prints, photographs, books and periodicals.

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• Antigos estudantes ilustres da Universidade do Porto. Disponível em: <https://sigarra.up.pt/up/pt/web_base.gera_pagina?p_pagina=antigos%20estudantes%20ilustres%20-%20jo%C3%A3o%20queiroz> acesso em maio de 2015

• Bem diferente de Lino foi João Marcelino de Queiroz / Alexandre Alves Costa. In: Jornal arquitectos - 0870-1504. - Nº 195 (Mar.-Abr. 2000). - p. 40-45.

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Documentação organizada e descrita por Conceição Pratas.

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