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Artur is an architect and urban planner committed to design and architecture, practice, education and research.

Artur graduated in architecture and urban planning at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1996. Always working across different fields, his architecture degree project presented a two-seater city car presented in a full scale model. Artur obtained a MPhil in Design for Environmental Urban Structures in the same school in 2003, presenting a low-impact mobility system to Sao Paulo, which included the design of an electric Minibus. The following decorate at the RCA, between 2006 and 2010 was sponsored by the Brazilian government, and continued the investigation about mobility, now focusing on the future of the automobile in the age of sustainability.

Artur has been the principal architect and designer for his own studio since 1997, developing hundreds projects mainly in Brazil, but also in Austria, Germany and Great Britain.

In the early years of his career, Artur designed the Post-graduation building of the University of Sao Paulo Veterinary School. In 2007, his own house and studio where displayed on the Sao Paulo International Architecture Biennale. In 2014, Artur’s greatest architecture project, the renovation of a historic building in Klosterneuburg, won a prize in Austria.

Mausbach Design studio also provides consulting services for the automotive and mobility industries, from Brazil to Asia, focused on sustainability and aesthetics, aiming to improve designs or develop new products for everyday use and a sustainable future.

Artur has been working in education since 1999, teaching design and architecture at the IED, the University of Sao Paulo and others, heading courses and conferences. He organised sessions at Monaco’s conference about electric vehicles and in 2011, the international conference Thinking Automotive Design at the University of Sao Paulo.  

Artur managed a 2,500 student school of architecture and interior design in Sao Paulo, modernising the curriculum and creating research labs. In 2017, Artur launched the Smart Cities Design course at the IED. Every research and teaching program from Artur reflects his belief on adding intelligence and an environmental value to design and architecture.

Artur has been jury of design prizes since 2013. In 2016 he was the chairman of the most important design prize in Brazil. Artur also collaborates with many specialised medias, writing on Car Design News since 2010, Argentinian Movil magazine, and frequently talking about automotive design on open TV shows.

As Senior Research Fellow, Artur brings experience on multidisciplinary work to collaborative research projects addressing the challenges of human transport and mobility in the 21st century. Artur is a research supervisor and project leader at the IMDC.

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