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

Sunset Village

Sunset Village
2018 – 2020 (concluded)
Armação de Pera

Coordinator: Jorge Guimarães
Colaborator: João Carranca and Pedro A. Silva
Engineering: Plann and Sintec
Landscape Design: Diana Correia (Turisvilas)

This intervention consists on the rehabilitation of an existing residential unit. The contextualization of the various volumes in order to achieve a traditional “Algarve” image was the programs main goal. The traditional materials added to the existing buildings and the prevalence of white architectural elements with different textures and densities allows to have a relaxed “atmosphere” and links all outside spaces. The structure that holds the brick grit separated from the main volume creates a natural light screen and is separated from the main volume.