Dr Fred Fialho Leandro Alves Teixeira


School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53920


Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira has been working in the field of digital architecture for the last 15 years. He has previous academic and research experience, and he was an Awarded Fellow at the Media Arts and Technology department, based in the California Nano Systems Institute. He co-established and developed an international research program on the studies of Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture, focusing on the use of Augmented Reality and its cognitive spatial affects. His architectural practice includes being part of world leading practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, among individual prizes in international art and architectural competitions, he also holds professional degrees in architecture by both the Portuguese Chamber of Architects (OA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira research focuses on spatial design through an intersection of new media and computational design strategies with a focus on biological paradigms. Presently he integrates the use of virtual reality and algorithmic design to enable a next-generation of sustainable architecture in terms of advance manufacturing and cultural sustainability.


Royal Institute of British Architects (UK) Chamber of Architects (PT) Australian Smart Communities Association

Research Interests

  • Biological Paradigms & Bio-Design
    The use of biological strategies into architecture to envision future applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology.
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
    Simulation, Simulacrum, Acoustics, Visualisation.
  • Digital Cognition and Perception
    Studies on visual and aural user-behaviour on artificial environments (VR/AR)
  • Computational Design
    Emergent strategies applied to design innovation.
  • Digital Fabrication
    CNC, Laser Cutting, Robotic Fabrication.

Research Impacts

Dr Frederico Fialho Teixeira has been actively involved in international academic and research relations, as a founding element of multiple international collaborative research projects at European level. The recently launched Media Architectures and Spatial Systems (MASS) international project focuses on researching a systemic strategy between fabrication and immersion by combining robotic and virtual systems in an integrated design approach. Also in tandem with his research, the POSIAC international European Union research project focused in the perception of space in architecture, which included the use of Augmented Reality allowing certain degrees of agency and interaction with architecture.

Presently Dr Frederico’s research expertise ranges between the areas of Computational Architecture and Immersive Environments with a focus in biological design paradigms, which led to currently be a Chief Investigator in 'The Integrated Bio-economy Project and the Controlled Biosphere' ARC Linkage grant. The digital design realm is an integral component of his research and design explorations, which departs from intuitive diagrammatic strategies into computational design thinking and subsequently translated into digital fabrication processes. Additionally, the field of immersive environments contributes to computational design as a novel method of research, where natural processes of cognition and perception establish an embedded integration of new media and architecture.


  • Master of Architecutre, The Open University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Istanbul Technical University


  • Teixeira, Frederico Fialho and Teixeira, Muge Fialho Leandro Alves (2018) The one and the multiples. Brisbane, Australia, State Library of Queensland.

  • Teixeira, Muge Fialho Leandro Alves, Teixeira, Frederico Fialho, Donovan, Jared, Caldwell, Glenda and Burden, Alan, Robotic Morphologies, Istanbul Design Biennale, Turkey, .

  • Media Architecture and Spatial Systems: Mediated Realities in Architecture (2018) . Edited by Frederico Fialho Teixeira. Annual Design Review, 27-28 September 2018, Sydney.

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Frederico Fialho Teixeira and Muge Belek (2017). A transvergent approach to design. In Perception of space in architecture and culture: adhocratic spaces (pp. 78-81) Germany: Spurbuchverlag.

  • Teixeira, Frederico Fialho and Belek, Muge (2017). Adhocratic spaces. In Perception of space in architecture and culture: adhocratic spaces (pp. 10-26) Germany: Spurbuchverlag.

  • Teixeira, Frederico Fialho and Belek, Muge (2017). Spaciocracy. In Perception of space in architecture and culture: adhocratic spaces (pp. 116-131) Germany: Spurbuchverlag.

  • Fialho Teixeira, Frederico and Belek, Muge (2014). On other natural spaces. In Sensory living: perception of space in architecture and culture - summer school 2 (pp. 55-68) Germany: Spurbuchverlag.

  • Fialho, Frederico Fialho and Yurdakul, Cagil (2013). Virtuality/Augmented Reality, Turkey. In Ulrich Nether (Ed.), Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture Study of Industrial Ruins (pp. 108-113) Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

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