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 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.
João Caldeira Ferrão
Degree in Architecture, Lisbon Technical University School of Architecture, 2000
Fakultät Für Architektur RWTH Aachen, 1999 Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA-AMO: Rem Koolhaas) in Rottedam, Netherlands, 2000 Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland from 2000 to 2003 Teacher in Universidade Independente in Lisboa from 2004 to 2006
João Costa Ribeiro
Degree in Architecture, Lisbon Technical University School of Architecture, 2000 Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, 1999 Post-graduate studies in Architecture and History of Architecture, Coimbra University, 2003 In Lisbon worked at Atelier do Chiado Arquitectos, Contemporânea Arquitectos e Atelier Central Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA-AMO: Rem Koolhaas) in Rottedam, Netherlands, 2000 Board member of the South Section of the Portuguese Architects Association in 2016/2013, 2009/2007 and 2006/2004
Sónia Oliveira Degree in Architecture, Lisbon Technical University School of Architecture, 2003
PMP Architecture in Glasgow from 2007 to 2008
Rita Rodrigues Master in Architecture, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, 2014
Sonia Martínez Hernansanz Degree in Architecture, Valladolid University, 2015 ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, from 2013 to 2014
Prémios FAD prizes 2017 (Finalist) Barcelona, Spain ENOR prizes 2017 (Selected) Vigo, Spain BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 (Selected) Luxembourg Horta's Waterfront (1st prize) Faial, Azores, 2013 Contractworld Awards 2010 (Mention) Hannover, Germany, 2010 Contractworld Awards 2010 (Selected for Next Generation Award) Hannover, Germany, 2010 Can Escandell Park (Mention) Ibiza, Spain, 2010 La Hoya Park (Finalist) Almería, Spain, 2010 São Jacinto Dunes Natural Park Headquarters (2nd Prize) Aveiro, Portugal, 2009 Tavira Island Masterplan (1st Prize) Tavira, Portugal 2009 Garrão Beach Masterplan (2nd Prize) Faro, Portugl, 2009 Fuseta Beach and Fuzeta Island Masterplan (3rd Prize) Fuseta, Portugal, 2009 Valdebebas Urban Park (Mention) Madrid, Spain, 2009 Green Project Awards (Mention) Lisbon, Portugal, 2008 Légua Beach Masterplan (1st Prize) Alcobaça, Portugal, 2007 Organic Award, San Francisco, USA, 2007 Pinhal Novo Elementary School (2nd Prize) Palmela, Portugal, 2007 Cenário Urbano (1st Prize) Lisbon, Portugal, 2007 Galé/Salgados Beachfront (2nd Prize) Albufeira, Portugal, 2007 Hidrographic Institute Building (2nd Prize) Lisboa, 2006 Headquarters for the Montesinho Natural Park (2nd Prize) Bragança, Portugal, 2005 Headquarters for the North Section of the Portuguese Architects Association (Mention) Oporto, Portugal, 2005