2014  Active bending dome

2014  Viilu. Actúa UPM

2013  Sociocultural centre. Reinosa

2013  Workplace of the future

2013  The dwelling of the future

2012  Public equipment with heliport

2011  House AyP

2011  Headquarters

2010  Loft 70m2. III design contest

2010  A house in Luanda

2009  House BJ

2009  ZOW_40m2

2009  Asaction. Urban trees

2008  Young architects_J5

2008  Urban furniture. Foro da madeira

2008  Rural equipment. Foro da madeira

2008  Leonor's corner. Soria

2008  Housing industrialization_INVISO

2008  Gran Vía 69 office

2007  National Award_Architecture in Wood

2007  13 public housing c/Betetas. Soria





A house in Luanda: Patio and pavilion

Architecture Triennale 2010 - Lisbon

May 2010

International competition. Selected project


Housing built in traditional systems link people with their territory. The customes of a community are the base of its culture, and Architecture deals simultaneously with construction and family culture. "Home" in Luanda is where everything begins, where families grow and diminish, social relationships are set and even small businesses start. So, how can this social charge be shown?

Our project compile all these issues in a solution with a construction method that allows self-construction in order to progress in time, and a development of systems based on materials of local architecture. It is in this sense that sustainability is assumed, by having people working with local materials (reducing transport consumption), used in a simple construction method (easy to learn and practise) that makes possible self-construction (energy saving).

Housing has several sizes, depending on the state of growth of the family. The minimum housing unit starts with two modules (kitchen + sink, shower + latrine and one room) and could grow up to a seven member family housing with four modules. Each module is a construction entity formed by two bearing walls and a nubian vault made of compressed earth brick.