fala is a naïve architecture practice based in porto. this website is a nonlinear display of items from the atelier’s archives.


founded in 2013, and led by filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares and ahmed belkhodja, while both hedonistic and restrained, the atelier takes lightness and joy very seriously. fala has lectured at different universities and institutions, including the architectural association, the riba and the barbican in london, the gsapp in new york, the graham foundation in chicago, the centre for fine arts in brussels, the versailles’ faculty of architecture in paris and l’casa della architettura in rome; among others, fala has taught at the faculties of architecture in venice, munich, munster, porto, lisbon, london, genéve, liège and bratislava. the atelier’s work has been exhibited at the architecture biennials in venice and chicago, the serralves foundation and the pavillon de l’arsenal in paris, and in single exhibitions in panama, italy, macedonia, france and portugal. fala's work has been widely published in international media platforms, including domus, engawa, baumeister, zeppellin, plot and the architectural review. the atelier has published ’01’, a collection of early projects by the atelier, and the international architecture magazine 2G will publish its monographic issue #80 on fala’s work.