Camilo was born in Porto in 1972. He studied at the Colégio Alemão do Porto [German College] and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in 1996. He worked with Eduardo Souto Moura between 1994/98 and with Herzog & de Meuron between 1998/99. He started his activity in Porto in 2000 and since then he has created about a hundred projects, some of them in partnership with Tiago Pimentel, Susana Martins, Cristina Chicau and Patrício Guedes. He has taught at the Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la University of Navarra (ETSAUN), and the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio. Since 2014 he has had a research studio, Arquitetura e Paisagem [Architecture and Landscape], in the Politecnico di Milano. His work has been recognised through several national and international awards including the Bauwelt Award, Baku UIA Award and Douro Valley Award, as well as nominations for the SECIL Award, BSI Swiss Prize and EU Mies Award. The Ktima house was chosen by BBC2 to feature in a documentary series called The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Underground). His area of research has mostly been concerned with the relationship between architecture and nature, linking urban contexts and areas of protected and classified natural landscape. The subject matter, its atmosphere, its constructive processes and the urgency of its uses in each context have been recognised in Portugal and abroad.