We drive under a certain conscious of ourselves, of our place and the others. While reaching this balance we found lucidity and that could be translated into our buildings through geometry overlayed with construction detail, through experimentation when reshaping atmospheres and through many other non-consecutive topics that may induce sensations more-or-less intense. Essentially we try to build fractions of out-and-outer moments which belong to whom inhabits our physical or intellectual spaces.

Martins Architecture Office established in Guimarães, Northern of Portugal, in 2013 by José Martins. We work by relating architecture, art, territories, objects and design.
José Martins/ founder
José Martins / founder and principal architect
He was graduated in Architecture by Faculty of Architecture at the University of Oporto and has a Master degree in Architecture and Urban Culture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya/ Centre Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
He practiced in the De Architekten Cie - Architecture & Planning Office, Research & Development in Amsterdam where has worked with Frits van Dongen.
His disciplinar approach varies between theory and practice. Regularly publishes architecture books and do architecture curating. From 2011 untill 2013 was President of the Braga regional section of the Portuguese Architectural Association, in 2012 had a scholarship from EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee being in Tokyo researching about Japanese contemporary architecture and in 2013 was co-founder of Ether a cultural compound that wants to set his a critical thoughts on the architecture field of operation.
In 2016 was invited to be art director of a brand new product design company called ALMA - Design d´Auteur based in Curitiba, Brazil.

Present team members
Miguel Pereira, junior architect. Brazil
Lahayda Dreger, intern. Brazil
Past team members
Marta Machado, Portugal
Marta Nogueira, Portugal
Ana Limbado, Portugal
Marina Pardal Carbia, Spain
Hugo Santoalha, Portugal
Barbora Babocka, Slovakia
Sara Pertille, Italy
Ana Moura, Portugal
João Ferreira, Portugal
Joanathan Fernandes, Portugal
Rui Prazeres, Portugal
Ivo Vaz Barbosa, Portugal
© Martins Architecture Office, 2020
© Martins Architecture Office, 2020