fala is an architecture practice.


filipe magalhães
ana luisa soares
ahmed belkhodja
lera samovich
ana lima
joão carlos lopes
joana sendas
catarina vilarinho
martina porcino
angel palmerin

previously: elisa acquistapace, julia andreychenko, beatriz branco, chiara carraro, sajoua ettahri, costanza favero, dolma garcia sherpa, francesca girardi, nina guyot, kentaro hayashi, jack huang, christina kavoura, gabriela králova, francesca lantieri, ricardo leitão, jacopo lugli, giulietta margot, anna murisasco, andrea occelli, thea orderud, clara pailler, diogo paixão, carina pannatier, rute peixoto, camelia petre, virginia ricceri, francisco rocha, rikke sandbugte, elisa sassi, ana sevo, mariana silva, paulo sousa, jana von wyl, anyana zimmerman


école d’architecture paris-est, visiting professors
politecnico milano, visiting professors
university of toronto, visiting professors
head genève, visiting professors
iscte lisbon, visiting professors 
royal college of arts, london, visiting professors
uchceu valencia, workshop, guest tutors
eth zurich, design studio, guest critics
brno fa, design studio, guest critics
léon gsapp, design studio, guest critics
porto academy, summer school, faup, guest tutors
gsapp new york, seminar, guest critic
head geneve, design studio, guest critics
tu munich, design studio, visiting professors
munster fa, design studio, visiting professors
ossa, summer school, lodz fa, guest tutors
tirana, summer school, tirana fa, guest tutors
hda, summer school, graz fa, guest tutors
kosovo architecture festival, pristina fa, guest tutors
iscte lisbon, 3rd year seminar, guest critic
wave2018, iuav venice, visiting professors
kth stockholm, diploma jury
northumbria fa, seminar, guest critic
tower of rooms, workshop, faup, guest critic
'dwelling on portugal', epfl lausanne, guest critic
koln fa, 3rd year seminar, guest critic
made labs, summer school, syracusa fa, guest tutors
real estate, summer school, liege fa, guest tutors
bratislava fa, diploma jury
bratislava’s fa, visiting professors


task failed successfully, collective panel, kassel
drawing: four attempts, lecture, stuttgart
uneven house, lecture, luxembourg
due progetti, lecture, milano
a house and its ideal neighbour, lecture, melbourne
fake/authentic, talk, milano
fictions in vivo, lecture, paris-est
juxtapositions, lecture, newcastle fa
wireframes, lecture, kharkiv khsa
multiform, talk, london
some houses, lecture, toronto
the possible architecture, lecture, vienna
naive rooms, lecture, virginia tech
seven question, lecture, eth zurich
billboards, lecture, rome
wireframes, lecture, milan
making plans, lecture, riba london
gloriously repeating, lecture, houston
2G talk, bozar, brussels
cornice conversations, lecture, zurich
methodic optimism, lecture, garage moscow
duets, cite d'architecture, paris
the cat that became a moon, talk, horst festival
dishonest structures, collective panel, ccb lisbon
methodic optimism, lecture, barbican, london
recent works, lecture, delft fa
constructing practice, symposium, gsapp, new york
tropes, lecture, sydney fa
methodic optimism, lecture, kingston fa, london 
architecture of rooms, lecture, kadk, copenhagen 
methodic optimism, lecture, cass fa, london
re-transform, collective panel, s am, basel
single lines, talk, tirana
methodic optimism, lecture, skopje
europa talk, round table, british pavilion, venice
recent works, lecture, syracuse fa, florence
the school of tourism, talk, mao, ljubljana
current obsessions, bauhaus university, weimar
masquerades, lecture, stockholm
borders, lecture, riba, london
polyphonic repertoire, lecture, bozar, brussels
incerteza viva, talk, serralves foundation, porto
tropes, lecture, architectural association, london
portraits, lecture, graham foundation, chicago
composite images, lecture, ensa versailles
circumstance, lecture, tu munich
no nostalgia, lecture, fa liége
persistency, lecture, casa della architettura, rome 
first steps, lecture, vienna
current work, lecture, melbourne
between sheets, lecture, perth
recent works, lecture, istanbul
21 projects, lecture, bratislava


pictures, single exh., weissenhof, stuttgart
caiu, collective exh., gama rama, faro
os novos novos, collective exh., ccb, lisbon
fake authentic, collective exh., milano
em casa, collective exh., ccb, lisbon
nosy hoods, dimanche, geneva
unfolding pavilion, collective exh., venice biennale
dialogues japan : europe, ait architektursalons, hamburg
está nos desenhos, eaum, guimarães
in memoriam, yale university
dialogues japan, munich/hamburg 
architects at play, collective exh., civa brussels
half pipe instalation, cité de l'architecture, paris
mob furniture exhibition, santiago del chile/lisbon
what is ornament? collective exh., lisbon triennale
rejected, collective exh., ohio state university
new beauties, collective exh., nice
alternative histories, AF, london
cats & columns, casa da cerca, lisbon
wonderland, collective exh., mam19' maia
low-resolution houses, collective exh., princeton fa
recent works, single exhibition, skopje 
open house, porto house in rua do paraíso
incerteza viva, portuguese pavillion, venice biennale
fold, collective exh., fa nebraska
tempietto exemplum, collective exh., yale fa
carnets, collective exh., venice fa
11ª bienal de são paulo, fundação de serralves, porto
room of plinths, chicago arch. biennial
new typologies architecture fringe, glasgow
portraits, dom-ino gallery, strasbourg
spaces without drama, graham foundation, chicago
present tense, collective exh., syracuse univ., florence
re-constructivist arch., collective exh., new york
25 architects, collective exh., pavillon de l'arsenal, paris
portraits, single exhibition, junta, panama city
open house, lisbon garage house
anticlimax, single exhibition, campo, rome
25 architects / 5 absent, collective exh., marseille
habitar portugal 12-14, collective exh., porto
the state of the art of arch., chicago arch. biennial
open house lisbon, chiado apartment
unfeasible, collective exh., walter knoll, london
birdhouse, collective exh., migrant garden, piacenza
2nd design biennial, collective exh., istanbul
21 projects, single exhibition, cvernovka, bratislava
affordable living, collective exh., mao, ljubljana
anticlimax, single exhibition, lisbon arch. triennale
p.o.p., collective exh., storefront gallery, new york


tying the fragmented reality, a+t #56
fala, bauwelt 12.2022
banal, irritating, charming, zeppelin #165
new generation, l’architecture d’aujourdhui #447
seven questions, eth carrousel
from paper to porto, architect’s newspaper
fun, fast and furious, riba journal
constructing practive, gsapp publication
aiming for personality, ad / multiform
suspended house, doma #4
fala 2g magazine #80
AV proyectos #098
50 best architecture firms 2020, domus
the tyranny of terrazzo, new york magazine
airbnb machine, the architectural review #1471
architectes sans modération, d’architectures #279
the home upgrade, gestalten publishing
atlas of emerging practices, itinerant office
44 low-resolution houses, princeton university
modest houses, zeppellin magazine #153
noble ruckseite, baumeister magazine #116
youth, trans magazine eth #34
an interview & 4 projects revista, plot #45
the circle of fragments, koozarch
fala atelier, gram magazine #1
collages als portretten ‘de architect’, netherlands
layout zine #1 magazine, armenia
the apartment building, real estate architecture
fala, carnets magazine, venice
l’architecture naïve, l’architecture d’aujourdhui 
fala dans une bulle tracés, espazium.ch
architectural collage, metropolismag.com
the age of post-digital drawing, metropolismag.com
ent­wer­f­en ohne render­ing, baumeister magazine
fala, the architectural review
intimacies, fresh meat journal
top of the hots interview, iconist magazine
metabolist irony, betonart #48
pedagogical infrastructure, shenzhen
losing on purpose, chicago architecture biennial
living rooms, interior tales, syracuse university
living in limbo, of houses, guest curatorship
what is architecture? raum online residence
a linha clara, ja #250, portugal
práticas emergentes, arq.a magazine #114
a year in 1972, failed architecture
fala, potlach
the metabolist routine, domus magazine #969
living in limbo, mark magazine #43


fala meets siza; daidalos
from paper to porto; samuel medina, the architect’s newspaper
network of ideas; isabelle priest, the riba journal
the anonymous client; jonathan wilkinson, spotlight award
seriously playful; jack huang, drawing matter
aiming for personality; lera samovich, multiform
architectes sans modération; karine dana, d’architectures
airbnb machine; filipe & lera, the architectural review
gloriously repeating; fala, 2G#80
do not copy; tibor joanelly, 2G#80
post-possible architecture; pedro bandeira, 2G#80
the pictures generation; kersten geers, 2G#80
raumcollagen in porto; tibor joanelly, werk, bauen + wohnen
architects’ directory; harriet thorpe, wallpaper
a creative mixture of existing things; stefan ghenciulescu
a conversation with fala atelier; trans magazin
the circle of fragments; lera samovich, kooza/rch
the metabolist routine; filipe & ana luisa, domus

institutional clients
& partnerships

chicago architecture biennale, venice architecture biennale
lisbon architecture triennale, serralves foundation, são paulo biennial, royal institute of british architects, architecture association, drawing matter foundation, architecture foundation, columbia gsapp, rice university, horst festival, campo rome, university of toronto, head geneva, royal college of arts, iscte lisbon, porto academy, fundação edp, maat museum, new york magazine, cm porto, galeria municipal do porto, teatro rivoli, amorim cork composites, fundação bissaya barreto, lisbon open house, porto open house, casa da cerca

photographic credits

fala (136, 125, 123, 119, 118, 114, 113, 107, 105, 102, 101, 098, 097, 094, 090, 088, 087, 082, 081, 079, 077, 075, 074, 072, 070, 067, 057, 056, 052, 051, 050, 048, 044, 030, 023, 009, 000), giulietta margot (136, 125, 118, 114, 102, 101, 098, 097, 094, 088, 087, 082, 081, 079, 077, 075, 072, 067, 057, 056, 052, 051, 050, 048, 030, 023), ivo tavares (136, 118, 114, 102, 101, 097, 094, 079, 077, 070, 051, 050, 048, 023), francisco ascensão (118, 114, 102, 101, 097, 094, 082, 056), daniel malhão (113), francisco nogueira (113, 087), maxime delvaux (107), rory gardiner (102, 097, 082, 075, 067, 048), jack huang (098, 088, 079, 077, 067, 050), matt dutile (097, 067), luis albuquerque (090, 082, 079, 075, 070, 067, 059, 048), laurian ghinitoiu (090, 088, 079, 075, 067), ricardo loureiro (090, 088, 086, 081, 075, 074, 072, 070, 068, 067, 059, 058, 057, 052, 048, 035, 030), matilde viegas (082), paulo catrica (079, 068, 000), frederico martinho (079), nelson garrido (079, 072), inês d’orey (056), fernando guerra (043, 040, 025, 016, 004), flávio pires (042, 033, 031), antónio lopes (009)

fala is currently not hiring. spontaneous applications should be sent by email to mail@falaatelier.com with a digital portfolio in pdf format. please note that we do not return printed portfolios.

project collaborations

pomo (125, 123, 114, 097, 094, 090, 088, 087, 079, 075, 067, 059, 058, 057, 052, 048, 023), dk-cm (158), oh land (051, 050), andré bertolo (043) patrício pereira & márcio pimenta (125, 123, 118, 109, 102, 101, 094, 087, 085, 082, 079, 078, 073, 069), clanet & brito (122, 113), util struktuurstudies (107), lennart harbich (104), armindo serra, josé amorim, rui pereira (059, 057, 052, 050, 044, 030, 023), bimtec (056), david lombard (046, 034, 027, 026, 021, 019, 018, 017, 011, 010), paulina piech (035), samuel maire (011, 010), sandra shizuka (004), and atelier (000)


civiflanco lda (150, 136, 098, 097, 090, 088, 082, 075, 069, 057), calipa lda (143, 125, 102, 101), ogc lda (123, 094, 087), mribeiro lda (118), maxrenova lda (114, 070, 058), engilaco lda (086, 067, 059, 048, 035), ruce lda (081, 052, 030), jst lda (079, 068, 051, 050), rbt lda (077), asv lda (072, 023), joph lda (072), tijolo cruzado lda (056, 043, 040), civilcasa (056), manuel maia (042, 031), dejc lda (025, 016)


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