MARTINS ARCHITECTURE OFFICE

Our work essentially try to build fractions of unexpected moments to whom inhabits our physical or intellectual spaces.
Martins Architecture Office established in Guimarães in 2013 by José Martins.
José Martins/ founder
José Martins graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and has a Master degree in Architecture and Urban Culture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
In 2012 he won the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee's Scholarship for a research project about emergent offices in Tokyo. 
He was assistant tutor at Porto Academy in 2013.
From 2011 to 2013 José was President of Portuguese Architectural Association in Braga,
He worked with Frits van Dongen in the De Architekten Cie in Amsterdam before establishing his own office in 2013.
He regularly publishes his works and writings in Portugal and abroad.  
Since 2016 he has been Art Director at the Brasilian design company ALMA.

Recognitions / Awards
2021 Functional Shell nominee for Building of the Year at ArchDaily Brasil 
2020 VIII edition of the Enor Architecture Prize, mention
2019 Centro de Educação e Cultura da Quarteira w/ Carvalho Araújo, 3rd Prize
2019 Performative Bond nominee for Building of the Year at ArchDaily Brasil
2018 Stair (case) was nominee for Reabilita Braga 2018 of Braga city council prize for Urban Rehabilitation
2018 Commercial Axis nominee for Building of the Year at ArchDaily

Exhibitions
2020 Gallery of Architecture, Build don’t talk cycle
2018 CCB, mentioned at Building Stories
2015 Guimarães NocNoc, Urban Sheet: a proposal for Guimarães city center

Lectures
2020 Instituto. Porto, Portugal
2018 Lúcio Craveiro Library. Braga, Portugal
2018 Roca Barcelona Gallery. Spain
2015 Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Spain
2015 Faculty of Architecture at the University Of Oporto. Portugal

Press & Publications
2020 Performative Bond at Porto Canal tv chanel
2020 Landscape Condition and Performative Bond at SoundScout
2019 Commercial Axis at The Images Publishing Group
2019 Landscape Condition featured at DomusWeb
2019 Landscape Condition featured at Designboom
2019 Performative Bond featured at Grupo Arca
2018 Performative Bond selected project at Divisare
2017 Commercial Axis featured at DomusWeb
2017 Weekly best “look at new country” at DomusWeb
2017 Commercial Axis selected project at Divisare
Present and past team members
Miguel Pereira (76, 90, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106); Hugo Santoalha (58, 63, 67, 69, 81, 100, 104); Joana Moreira (101, 106); Eva Martins (101, 102, 103, 104, 106); Marta Machado (35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 50, 51, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 69, 76, 80, 81, 84, 89, 90, 92, 93, 98, 99, 100, 101); Marta Nogueira (81, 85, 89, 93, 98, 99, 100, 101); Ana Limbado (68, 76, 89, 90, 92, 93, 98, 99); Marina Pardal Carbia (62, 67, 81, 84); Barbora Babocka (62, 67); Sara Pertille (47, 55, 56); Ana Moura (43, 45, 47, 48, 50, 53, 55, 56); João Ferreira (35, 42, 55, 58, 61); Jonathan Fernandes (35, 43, 45, 48, 53); Rui Prazeres (29); Ivo Vaz Barbosa (18, 27, 30).
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