WHO WE ARE Architecture firm based in Sao Paulo and Mexico City founded and directed by Sol Camacho. Sol is an architect and urban designer. She earned her M.Arch Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design after earning a B.Arch from Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana. Both degrees earned with the highest honors. Sol also studied at Ecole d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine for a full year during college. Before establishing RADDAR, Sol worked independently as an open-office format with partnering with renowned architects in Mexico, US and Brazil. She also worked at TEN Arquitectos, Skdimore Owings & Merill in New York and Architecture-Studio in Paris. Sol has been awarded twice the FONCA grant among other grants and awards. She currently teaches at CENTRO University – City Master Program. She has been invited professor for workshops and courses in Harvard GSD, University of Michigan, PUC-Rio, Escola da Cidade Sao Paulo.
Sol currently is the Cultural Director of Instituto Lina Bo Bardi/Casa de Vidro, among other cultural institution participations.
Team: Flora Milanez Alina Paias Julia Figueiredo ----------------------------------------- Previous team members (2014 -2018) Heloisa Escudeiro, Haydar Baydoum, Giusepe Filocomo, Chiara Scotoni, Rafael Marangoni, Didier Callot, Eric Ennser, Javier Herrero, David Flores, Ofelia Ramos, Leon Chavez // Interns: Camille Dardanne, Anais Casas, Yair Campuzano, Elias Bastos, Flora Tzanno, Marina Pereira, Alessandra Peviani, Gabriel Barbosa
WHAT WE THINK Research as Design and Design as Research are complementary processes that feed into each other to keep our architectural and urban design practice proactive, innovative and forward thinking. All projects, weather commissioned design, self-initiated research, grant applications or competitions, focus in building a state of the art architectural practice engaged with social development (mostly) in urban contexts. At RADDAR we are passionate about connecting people and ideas, finding opportunities and developing relationships through design of spaces and processes. We think of architecture both as a technical and meticulous métier solving specific physical issues as well as a strategic discipline that operates across scales and traditional borders, relating it to culture, art, and sociology. Researching, writing and teaching, as well as engaging with universities, cultural foundations and institutions are integral part of our work as catalysts of project ideas and development. We constantly collaborate with other architectural firms and partners of different disciplines.
WHAT WE DO > Architectural Design > Urban Design > Socio-Urban analysis, diagnosis and consultancy > Cultural content production for publishing materials > Temporary and ephemeral production for events or exhibitions > Urban Public Policy Development with partner Urban Affairs / Strategic Affairs > Architectural Conservation diagnosis and Patrimonial projects with partner CONSERVARQ