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
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.

Marta Machado / associate architect
She was graduated at School of Architecture at University of Minho.
Has published cientific essays about culture and architecture and has also mediated the introduction of new international practices into the academic profile at the School of Architecture.
She has also collaborated with Ren Pepe, a japonese office at Porto and TAAT, a dutch practice based in Rotterdam.
Marta is currently taking a Master Degree in Photography at the School of Arts in Catolica University, Oporto.

Past and present team members
Marta Nogueira, Portugal
Ana Limbado, Portugal
Miguel Pereira, Brasil
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, 2019
© Martins Architecture Office, 2019