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

Vilamonte – Casa Patio

Vilamonte Farm House Hotel – Casa Pátio
2014 – 2015 (concluded)
Moncarapacho – Olhão

Architecture: Jorge Guimarães
Decoration: Vera Iachia
Landscape: Design: Teresa Barão (Topiaris)

The “Casa Patio” is a building, only residential, with 14 rooms. As all entrances were concentrated on the patio this gave little privacy to the guests. The patio serves only 5 rooms and all around the building “pergola’s” where created in order to minimize the impact of the existing volumes. Wooden trellises and brick grits are used spontaneously in order to achieve an aesthetical specific look. Almost wall the furniture was designed in masonry.