Porto Academy

Architecture as a discipline

The Porto Academy project, created in 2013, is a yearly architecture Summer School held at FAUP (Porto University’s Architecture Faculty), that includes conferences, visits and classes. The founders say “Porto Academy doesn’t pretend to be an institution, to us Porto Academy is a compliment to the school”. Volta Studio has been involved in this project since the beginning. Porto Academy has again asked us to redesign their visual identity, calling for something intuitive, institutional, practical and timeless.


Web Design

We opted for a very clean and simples aesthetic, supported by smart use of typography and flat colours that have been part of the brand since the beginning.
The logo can stretch and collapse in 2 lines, as if it was in an editable text box. All of the identity was inspired by the architecture technical drawings graphic language (like blueprints, sections, facades…), that are present in each single piece created. The stationery, merchandising and website design are good examples of the possibilities the graphic language of the Porto Academy identity can give to its multiple applications.