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 Quinta dos Penedos

Quinta dos Penedos
2018 (work in progress)
Alcabideche – Cascais

Coordinator: Jorge Guimarães
Colaborator: João Carranca and Pedro A. Silva
Engineering: Paulo Faria

This project consists of the re-styling of an existing house. Both interiors and exteriors were totally changed to achieve a distinct image and a better performance by means of interior comfort. “Chirurgical” interventions were done all over the exterior of house in order to achieve a new architectural style. The social areas in the ground floor were enlarged and a more functional circulation was put in practice by enlarging a small corridor between the fire place area and the dining room. In the upper floor the 4 bedrooms were planned in such a way to avoid non functional areas such like corridors, and special attention was given to the Light Design Project developed in our atelier.