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 Monte Estoril

House in Monte Estoril
2004 (project)
Alvide – Cascais

Coordination: JAPFP arqiutectos
Collaborator: Jorge Guimarães and Susana Q. Barros

The “House in Alvide” is an adaptation of an existing house. Due to strong building restrictions no extra implantation area was allowed. It consists in 3 floors connected by 2 separated staircases and 2 living room areas on different levels. The steep slope that characterizes the site doesn’t leave much outside plan pavement areas. Sustaining walls had to be proposed to created outer pleasant spaces. The white steel structure allows the old construction to stand with more emphasis.