About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

House in Banzão

House in Banzão
2014-2018 (concluded)

Coordinator: Jorge Guimarães
Colaborator: André Costa / João Carranca
Landscape Design: Pedro Passos
Decoration: Rise and Shine and Batik

The House in Banzão was totally rebuilt upon an existing house from the 40`s by the arch. Bartolomeu Costa Cabral. The original volume was preserved as well as the main bedroom areas. Un upper floor was built. Both social areas on the different floors are connected by separate staircases creating many possible circuits. The sliding wooden shutters “filter” the light and play an important role on temperature regulation. The pool, has dark green tiles and an irregular stone pavement and borders. It is located close to the house to avoid the shade from surrounding trees. All interiors where designed in masonry and wood. The original stone elements where preserved.