My name is Felipe Gomes, I’m brazilian, 29 years old and an architecture and urbanism graduate. I also studied audiovisual production as a post graduate.
I have a background in photography, furniture design, carpentry and electronics.
You can see more of my work at my website
From 2010 to 2014 I was a freelancer in several photography projects (architecture magazines, books, marketing) and audiovisual (short films and documentaries) while was an intern at some of Brazilian architecture offices such as Aleph Zero and Estúdio 41.
I had an architecture office with some friends from 2014 to 2017 where I was responsible for ephemeral projects and art installations. We did several interactive urban interventions such as a mural with AR interactivity and a skateboard mini ramp in a parklet format.
I worked with architectural projects of short and long durations, processes such as digital fabrication and handmade production, as well as tools such 3D printers, laser cutters and carpentry tools.
In the middle of 2017 I started producing and collaborating with other local artists who wanted to use elements of technology in their works, using techniques like projection mapping, augmented reality, virtual reality and embedded systems.
My top 3 maker projects :)¶
Stage design for Marrakesh¶
In December of 2018 I was invited to make the stage design for a band’s tour. I used this opportunity to test techniques in many areas such as woodworking, electronics and design.
The stage was 3D designed in Sketchup, the light fixtures were made with plywood and ws2811 leds and all of the shows were DMX controlled by a Raspberry Pi using QLC+ open source software.
For this project I used Brazilian solid wood leftovers from a luthiers’ school in Curitiba, mixed with embedded systems and network-based programming to obtain a product that is a hybrid of natural materials and electronics.
To show some of the results of an architectural photography workshop where I was one of the instructors I came up with this totem that could be installed anywhere.