Aptar is the portuguese word for the verb "to apt". Comes from the latin word "aptare", that means to fit, prepare and adapt. Aptar Arquitetura is a practice specialized in architectural design, local planning and product design based in Belo Horizonte, capital of the Minas Gerais province in Brazil.
Established in 2011 by two architects. They combined forces with the common desire to provide their work with harmonious coexistence between architecture, inserted space and users.
Each project is unique and specific. Believing in that affirmative, Aptar produces a plural architecture, where global issues such as construction techniques and sustainability are adapted to local circmstances, like culture and regional singularities. This posture allows for individual analysis of demand and context, without formulae or pre-established concepts.
We work with partnerships and collaborations with professionals from various fields of knowledge, in order to provide an ever innovative approach to a wide range of scales and design programs. Rationality, contemporary approach, technique and originality are the values we defend.
The values held in our projects have been recognized by publications and awards. We highlight the 2008 Opera Prima National Competition - Braskem PVC Award and the 2011 Damdi Publications - Mobile Architecture, South Korea.
ANDRÉ PINTO: Partner Architect
Bachelor in Architecture & Urbanism from Universidade FUMEC in 2007 and graduate in Construction Technology and Management from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 2012. Has experience in academic research at Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina and collaboration with renowned offices like BPMS Arquitetos Associados.
SAMUEL GUIMARÃES: Partner Architect
Bachelor in Architecture & Urbanism from Universidade FUMEC in 2007 and graduate in Interior Design and Lighting Design in 2014. Keeps a repertoire developed throughout his career and for his professional development alongside important architects in Belo Hori.zonte, Brazil.