"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."

Francis Bacon


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.


What if ...

Pedra Silva Arquitectos - logo
Luis Pedra Silva
Luis Pedra Silva
Founder & Head Architect
Hugo Ramos
Hugo Ramos
Architect
Rita Dourado
Rita Dourado
Architect
Ricardo Conceição
Ricardo Conceição
Architect
Dina Castro
Dina Castro
Architect
Pedro Serrazina
Pedro Serrazina
Architect
Joana Anjos
Joana Anjos
Architect
Bernardo Nadais
Bernardo Nadais
Architect
Fátima Filipe
Fátima Filipe
Architect
Helga Costa Martins
Helga Costa Martins
Architect and Business Manager
Tatiana Shchenina
Tatiana Shchenina
Administrative and Financial Manager

Awards


Green GOOD DESIGN Award logo

2016
Winner
Green
GOOD DESIGN
Award

Fraunhofer Oporto

Archdaily logo

2016
Finalist
Archdaily Building of the Year Awards
Offices

Uralchem Headquarters

Archdaily logo

2016
Nomination
Archdaily Building of the Year Awards
Healthcare

Care Implant Dentistry

The Best of Asia Pacific Interior Design Award logo

2015
Winner
IIDA Asia Pacific Interior Design Award
Healthcare

Care Implant Dentistry

INSIDE Festival of Interiors logo

2015
Highly Commended
INSIDE Festival of Interiors Award
Offices

Uralchem Headquarters

INSIDE Festival of Interiors logo

2015
Shortlisted
INSIDE Festival of Interiors Award
Healthcare

Care Implant Dentistry

The Plan Awards logo

2015
Honourable Mention
The Plan
Awards

Uralchem Headquarters

Zer0 Museum competition logo

2014
Winner
Public Competition to design a Digital Museum in Tavira

Zer0 Museum

BID12 Madrid logo

2012
Mention
BID12 Madrid
III Bienal Ibero American of Design

Fraunhofer Oporto

Archdaily logo

2012
Finalist
Archdaily Building of the Year Award
Healthcare

T Clinic

Archdaily logo

2011
Winner
Archdaily Building of the Year Award
Interiors

Fraunhofer Oporto

Private Dentistry Awards logo

2010
Winner
British Private Dentistry Award
Best Practice

Brighton Implant Clinic

Europan 10 logo

2010
Special Mention
Europan 10 Competition

Europan 10 proposal

Private Dentistry Awards logo

2009
Winner
British Private Dentistry Award
Best New Practice

Brighton Implant Clinic

Publications


The Other Office 2, Frame - cover
Custom-Made Office 3, Design Vision Publishing - cover
Hospital Design Vol.I, Artpower Publishing - cover
Offices, Braun Publishing - cover
Creative and Modern Office II, Hi Design - cover
Luis Pedra Silva, Uzina Books - cover
Luis Pedra Silva, Uzina Books - cover
Large Office Space - cover
Shopping area Design, Designer Books Publishing - cover
AIT Magazine, Germany, November 2015 - cover
AIT Magazine, Germany, October 2015 - cover
Project Russia vol.77, New Standards - cover
Interior World - Design and Detail, Korea, vol.137 - cover
L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui vol.408 - cover
Baumeister, September 2012 - cover
Modern Decoration - Design and Detail, vol.252 - cover
Interior Design, China, vol.38 - cover
id+c, vol.210, February 2012 - cover
Il Magazine dell'Architettura, vol.49, February 2012 - cover
Work Shop, vol.3 - cover
Interior World - Design and Detail, Korea, vol.108 - cover
Arquitectura e Construção, vol.70 - cover
Interior World - Design and Detail, Korea, vol.106 - cover
China Institute of Interior Design Magazine, January 2014 - cover
FRAME, vol.87, July/August 2012 - cover
Interior Design, February 2012 - cover
BOB Magazine, vol.88 - cover

Who we are...


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.

What we do...


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.

How we do it...


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.