"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
If there is something that summarizes who we are and how we work it would be that the best answer always depends on a good question.
With more than a decade of experience, today we’re a reference in architecture and interior design, capable of responding to problems by adding value and finding the means to create your dream in any part of the world.
In the mean time we continue to do what we have always done: questioning what makes dreams and transforming an idea or a problem into an object of desire.
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Pedra Silva Arquitectos is a Lisbon based full-service architecture studio dedicated to architecture and interior design with built projects in Portugal, UK, Spain, Russia and Australia. We design each project as something unique, serving its specific objectives and needs, offering not only an exceptional degree of architectural and urban design, but also an extraordinary level of technical quality and rigorous cost control.
Our practice is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of our buildings in order to deliver projects that meet the highest standards of excellence. Our work is characterized by a strong conceptual legibility, innovation and a rigorous approach to detailing, all underpinned by the principles of humane, enduring and sustainable design.
Pedra Silva Arquitectos is a member of the Portuguese Architectural Association and of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Our team is composed of highly motivated architects from very diverse professional backgrounds, capable of responding to a wide array of tasks, from the creative process to managing and coordinating engineering projects, from planning to construction management, from developing technical documentation to cost control. Still, it is our project philosophy to incorporate external experts, so as to integrate their know-how and artistic and technical expertise into our work. In our Lisbon office we have a resident core of architects who work with several national and international consultant teams (landscape architects, structural and mechanical engineers, artists and designers). For more than a decade of architectural practice, we have developed and built a wide array of public and private buildings (collective housing, single houses, retail spaces, offices, hotels and clinics).
Our process springs from a dynamic and focused design culture that fosters collaboration above all. This cohesive and interactive structure enables us to deal with complex projects in terms of both design and function, ranging from museums and cultural institutions, to housing, offices, hotels and retail.
To achieve the highest quality in our works, we assume total coordination of projects, centralizing all the design, legal and technical decisions, and controlling all engineering projects, landscape design and even the interior design. We also oversee the construction process from its beginning until the building is delivered to the Client.
We believe that a good project is the result of vast experience, great dedication and thorough investment in the search for the best solutions. Still, we know that in order to achieve a high level of quality in the final result, the full involvement of all agents is necessary: from the project team to the public institutions that approve the project, but also to the general contractor and, most of all, the Client. This is why we have developed a working methodology that involves constant input from the Client throughout all stages of the project, ensuring that the final built work meets and surpasses their expectations.