Graduated in 2004 by the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon University. Has developed a pioneering work in the area of natural ecological materials, specializing in strawbale construction, wood, earth and natural plasters. In 2008, she creates the Terrapalha studio where she explores the sensitive construction with the place, cooperative, artisanal, with natural materials, abundant and autochthonous. Regularly, she provides building workshops with straw, natural plaster, mud and adobe, and is invited to be a guest speaker at events of construction and sustainability. She participates in pioneering construction works with straw and integrates European research teams. Actually, she’s developing a technical system of pre-fabricated straw panels to be carried out by the Itecons engineering laboratory. Collaborates since 2012 with the organization of the Boom Festival. In 2011 and 2013 exhibited land-art habitable with natural materials in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation garden in Lisbon. In 2014, developed the project for the Mooji Mandir temple. Maintains regular collaboration with the Tamera eco-village as a consultant in natural construction. She is “Nearly Zero Energy Buildings” consultant.
She is interested in the integrity of the processes, the essential, the craft, the sacred, the beauty, the place, the community, the ecology, the tradition and at the same time the pioneering. Her knowledge is as much design-based as it is practical and constructive.