Embracing reality 

Extrastudio is a Lisbon based architecture practice established in 2003. The office develops small and large projects with programs ranging from housing to retail and public space.

In recent years we have received public commissions for the design of waterfront and urban parks, and have also worked with private clients on the design of mixed used buildings and houses.



We focus on master planning, architecture and interior design projects. Our problem solving strategies result in creative, innovative and unseen solutions, designed on time and on budget.

We embrace complexity and diversity, and we are interested in dealing with heritage, urban regeneration and environmental issues.

We provide our clients the commitment and attention of a small-scale office and the technical expertise of a large firm. Our vision is the outcome of the ability to balance budget and expectations.



We engage the awareness of people, the efficiency of public investment and the perception of local values as the driving forces of design.

We recognize the role of architecture in the success of any business.

We understand the design of a house as a fundamental and life-changing experience. We believe in the power of architecture to make people happy.


Design philosophy

Design is the result of context and ingenuity. Architecture is the dialogue between condition, performance and character.

We perceive our work as a partnership between clients, consultants and builders in the search for custom made solutions.

Our buildings form part of people’s lives, city routines and landscapes. 

We regard architecture as part of one continuous process, which is able to age, to evolve and to gain character.


The research for new materials and unconventional construction techniques is the quest for unmistakable solutions, resulting from the process, team work and passion. We develop culturally relevant projects, engaging the public, the environment and the urban context with architecture, creating value from banal elements.

Roof Magazine #1, Portugal, Mar. 2016

ARQA 115, Portugal, Sep. 2014

Portuguese Contemporay Houses, Portugal, Dec. 2013

Hise #65, Slovenia, May, 2011

Traço 01, Portugal, April/ May/ June, 2011

Architecture Yearbook 13, Caleidoscópio, Portugal, 2010

EAT OUT! Restaurant Design and Food Experiences, Gestalten, Germany, 2010

ARQA 84-85, Portugal, Sep./Out., 2010

 ARQA 80/81, Portugal, May/Jun, 2010

Small bars, Monsa , Barcelona, Spain, 2010

Atitude 31, Portugal, 2010

LW, Landscape World 36, South Korea, 2010 

ID+C #185, China, Jan., 2010

Jornal Construir #176, Portugal, Jun., 2010

Jornal Arquitecturas #55, Portugal, Aug./ Sept., 2010 

Visão #919, Portugal, Oct., 2010

Habitar Portugal 2006/2008, Selection Mapei, Ordem dos Arquitectos, Portugal, 2009

Parque Urbano de Valdebebas, Fundación Arquitectura COAM, Spain, 2009

Darco Magazine 11, Portugal, Nov. Dec., 2009

JA 236, Portugal, Jul./Aug./Sept., 2009

Concrete, Beton, Béton, Joachim Fischer, H.f. Ullmann, Germany, 2008

Blue Design 003, Portugal, 2007

Jornal Construir #95, Portugal, Feb., 2007

Pasajes Construcción 21, Spain, Sep., 2006

Domus 888, Italy, January, 2006

Hise #35, Slovenia, April, 2006

LXF, Lisboa Futura, Portugal, Aug., 2004 

JA 214 - Jornal dos Arquitectos, Portugal, Jan., Feb., Mar., 2004