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About

fala is an architecture practice.

News

— upcoming lectures
2024.03 culturgest porto
2024.03 ohio
2024.03 Nanjing (zoom)
2024.04 athens
2024.04 zurich
2024.05 buenos aires
2024.06 Ciudad de México
2024.07 berlin
2024.09 yerenvan

— printed media
Villa Baizeau in Carthage
L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 458
a+u 637
arquitectura viva 256

— in display
Villa Baizeau in Carthage
fazer #2, culturgest
hånd og maskin, oslo
189, Schaubühne Berlin
185, maat museum

— projects
150, 185 & 189: projects delivered
143, 156 & 171: rough works ongoing
085, 144 & 182: structure finished
069, 179 & 192: construction started
172, 173 & 180: permits approved

Index

189 , 185 , 184 , 182 , 173 , 172 , 171 , 156 , 150 , 144 , 143 , 136 , 125 , 119 , 118 , 114 , 113 , 107 , 102 , 101 , 098 , 097 , 094 , 090 , 088 , 087 , 086 , 085 , 082 , 081 , 079 , 077 , 075 , 074 , 072 , 070 , 069 , 068 , 067 , 059 , 058 , 057 , 056 , 052 , 051 , 050 , 048 , 043 , 042 , 040 , 033 , 031 , 030 , 025 , 023 , 009 , 004

Team

filipe magalhães

porto, pt, 1987; graduated in architecture at faculdade de arquitectura do porto with an exchange year in ljubljana; collaborated with harry gugger in basel and sanaa in tokyo; guest professor in lisbon and milano; phd researcher at faup. partner at fala since 2013.

ana luisa soares

marco de canaveses, pt, 1988; graduated in architecture at faculdade de arquitectura do porto with an exchange year in the university of tokyo; collaborated with harry gugger in basel and toyo ito in tokyo; guest professor in geneva and genova; phd researcher at faup. partner at fala since 2013.

ahmed belkhodja

lausanne, ch, 1990; graduated in architecture at epfl lausanne and at eth zurich; collaborated with obra architects in new york, harry gugger in basel and atelier bow wow in tokyo; guest professor in geneva and paris; phd researcher at faup. partner at fala since 2014.

lera samovich

novokuznetsk, ru, 1991; graduated in architecture at moscow school of architecture; collaborated with bureau alexander brodsky and asse architects in moscow; guest professor in paris, lisbon and venice; phd researcher at faup. architect at fala since 2014; partner since 2021.

ana lima

miramar, pt, 1987; graduated in architecture at faculdade de arquitectura do porto with an exchange year in ljubljana; collaborated with mono, christian kerez and reto pedrocchi. architect at fala since 2013.

joão carlos lopes

leiria, pt, 1991; graduated in architecture at universidade de évora with an exchange year in dresden; collaborated with rui mendes, ricardo bak gordon and pedro matos gameiro. architect at fala since 2021.

catarina vilarinho

maia, pt, 1996; graduated in architecture at faculdade de arquitectura do porto with an exchange semester in mendrisio; collaborated with masslab. architect at fala since 2021.

eduardo loureiro

porto, pt, 1997; graduated in architecture at faculdade de arquitectura do porto with an exchange year in mendrisio; collaborated with nuno brandão costa in porto. architect at fala since 2023.

celeste assal

geneva, ch, 2002; architecture student in mendrisio. intern at fala since 2023.

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

Publications

a+u #637
2G #80
1961 – 1992 Japan
Bauwelt 
Arquitecturaviva #256
av proyectos #098
L'Architecture d’Aujourd’hui
Butterflies
werk, bauen + wohnen
Daidalos
trans magazine
The Architect's Newspaper
The RIBA Journal
The Architectural Review
metropolis
Rice Design Alliance
New York Magazine
an interior
dwell
domus
Igloo & Zeppelin
Drawing Matter
What Is A House For?
tracés
fala 01

Exhibitions

hånd og maskin; the national museum, oslo
pictures; architekturgalerie, stuttgart
os novos novos; ccb, lisbon
em casa; ccb, lisbon
objects of fascination; mad, brussels
está nos desenhos; eaum, guimarães
in memoriam; yale university
architects at play; civa, brussels
alternative histories; the architecture foundation, london
what is ornament; lisbon architecture triennial
cats & columns; casa da cerca, almada
incerteza viva; portuguese pavilion, venice biennale
low-resolution houses; princeton school of architecture
room of plinths; chicago architecture biennial
spaces without drama; graham foundation, chicago
25 architects / 5 absent; pavillon de l’arsenal, paris
open house porto
open house lisbon
the state of the art of architecture; chicago architecture biennial
fala, 21 projects; cvernovka, bratislava
anticlimax; lisbon architecture triennial
p.o.p.; storefront gallery, new york

Lectures

10 years; passos manuel, porto
La Villa Baizeau à Carthage; enau, tunis
houses are; arkitektforening, oslo
clocks and clouds; centennial hall, tokyo tech
six projects; tokyo university of arts
clocks and clouds; usi mendrisio
gloriously repeating; rice university, houston
constructing practice; gsapp, new york
polyphonic repertoire; bozar, brussels
methodic optimism; garage museum, moscow
cornice conversations; eth zurich
on transformations; s am, basel
fictions in vivo; eavt paris-est
portraits; graham foundation, chicago
europa; british pavilion, venice biennale
some houses; university of toronto
recent works; tu delft
tropes; architectural association, london
methodic optimism; barbican, london
borders;  riba, london
current obsessions; bauhaus, weimar
circumstance; tu munich
persistency; casa dell’architettura, rome
task failed successfully; politecnico di milano
folly for an art piece; serralves foundation, porto
dots, lines & morphemes; faup, porto

Teaching

— visiting professors
head geneva
iscte lisbon
eavt paris-est
university of toronto
politecnico di milano
università di genova
royal academy of arts
fa bratislava

— guest critics
usi mendrisio
eth zurich
gsapp new york
epfl lausanne
kth stockholm
faup porto

— guest tutors
iuav venice
eavt paris-est
porto academy
hda graz
tu munich
fa muenster
fa liège

Writings

Honours & Awards

spotlight award, rice university; winner (fala)
secil prize 2023; finalist (082)
prémio manuel graça dias; honourable mention (082)
drawing matter writing prize 2021; winner (ahmed belkhodja)
mies van der rohe award 2022; nominated project (075)
mies van der rohe award 2019; nominated project (048)
debut award, lisbon triennale; finalist (fala)
public competition, setubal; 1st prize (172)
public competition, almada; 1st prize (173)
public competition, lisbon; 1st prize (184)
public competition, tinne (it); 2nd prize (170)
public competition, kortrijk (be); 2nd prize (111)
public competition, tienen (be); 3rd prize (158)

Photography

giulietta margot ( 185 , 182 , 171 , 156 , 150 , 144 , 143 , 136 , 125 , 118 , 114 , 102 , 101 , 098 , 097 , 094 , 088 , 087 , 085 , 082 , 081 , 079 , 077 , 075 , 072 , 069 , 067 , 057 , 056 , 052 , 051 , 050 , 048 , 033 , 030 , 023 ) ;
francisco ascensão ( 189 , 185 , 150 , 144 , 125 , 118 , 114 , 102 , 101 , 097 , 094 , 087 , 082 , 056 ) ;
rory gardiner ( 102 , 097 , 082 , 075 , 067 , 048 ) ;
flávio pires ( 156 , 150 , 125 , 056 , 042 , 033 , 031 , 025 ) ;
lera samovich ( 182 , 171 , 150 , 144 , 143 , 125 , 102 , 097 , 094 , 087 , 085 , 082 , 048 ) ;
jack huang ( 098 , 088 , 079 , 067 ) ;
ivo tavares ( 136 , 125 , 118 , 114 , 102 , 101 , 097 , 094 , 087 , 082 , 079 , 077 , 056 , 051 , 050 , 023 ) ;
ricardo loureiro ( 090 , 088 , 086 , 081 , 075 , 074 , 072 , 070 , 068 , 067 , 059 , 058 , 057 , 056 , 052 , 051 , 048 , 030 , 023 ) ;
fernando guerra ( 043 , 040 , 025 , 004 ) ;

Collaborations

pomo ( 156 , 150 , 144 , 114 , 102 , 097 , 094 , 090 , 088 , 087 , 085 , 082 , 079 , 075 , 072 , 067 , 059 , 058 , 057 , 052 , 048 ) ;
paulo sousa ( 118 , 102 , 101 , 098 , 097 , 094 , 090 , 088 , 087 , 086 , 085 , 082 , 081 , 079 , 077 , 075 , 072 , 070 , 069 , 068 , 067 , 059 , 058 , 057 , 056 , 052 , 051 , 050 , 048 , 043 , 042 , 040 , 033 , 031 , 030 , 023 ) ;
mp+pp ( 184 , 182 , 173 , 172 , 156 , 150 , 144 , 143 , 125 , 118 , 102 , 101 , 097 , 094 , 088 , 087 , 085 , 082 , 069 ) ;
experimental ( 184 , 173 , 172 ) ;
oh land ( 051 , 050 ) ;
bimtec ( 056 ) ;

Construction

civiflanco ( 150 , 144 , 136 , 098 , 097 , 090 , 088 , 082 , 075 , 069 , 057 ) ;
calipa ( 182 , 143 , 125 , 102 , 101 , 085 ) ;
maxrenova ( 171 , 114 , 070 , 058 ) ;
engilaco ( 086 , 067 , 059 , 048 ) ;
ruce ( 081 , 052 , 030 ) ;
ogc ( 094 , 087 ) ;
mribeiro ( 118 ) ;
manuel maia ( 042 , 031 ) ;
artworks ( 189 ) ;
jst ( 079 , 068 , 051 , 050 ) ;
rbt ( 077 ) ;
asv ( 072 , 023 ) ;
joph ( 072 ) ;
civilcasa ( 056 ) ;
dejc ( 025 )

clients

maat museum ( 185 , 113 ) ;
serralves museum ( 068 ) ;
horst music festival ( 107 ) ;
lisbon triennale ( 004 ) ;
marco martins ( 189 ) ;
sru lisboa ( 184 ) ;
ihru ( 173 , 172 ) ;
galeria municipal do porto ( 119 ) ;
teatro rivoli ( 074 ) ;
frontal ( 042 ) ;
migrant garden ( 033 ) ;
aefaup ( 009 ) ;
private ( 182 , 171 , 156 , 150 , 144 , 143 , 136 , 125 , 118 , 114 , 102 , 101 , 098 , 097 , 094 , 090 , 088 , 087 , 086 , 085 , 082 , 081 , 079 , 077 , 075 , 072 , 070 , 069 , 067 , 059 , 058 , 057 , 056 , 052 , 051 , 050 , 048 , 043 , 040 , 031 , 030 , 025 , 023 ) ;

project type

house , housing , apartment , work , loft , cultural

Applications

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.