Architecture Clinic

We stand for the idea that architecture practice is not about the design of perfect and untouchable works of art. It is about the fulfillment of dreams and the solution of problems. It is about searching the best answer to very specific questions. And this is usually a complex search, involving several variables and specialists. 

We are passionate about the creative process. The way, regardless of scale, we think and find the right solution to different needs and problems. From the idealization of small objects to the conception of works of great magnitude.

And we try to create these answers in a simple and beautiful way, always focusing on customer satisfaction throughout the process.

Dreams

We start the creative process based on dreams. We believe that people are entitled to accomplish it and we find people’s dreams to be, for us, far more inspiring than architecture books.

Everything starts with a wish-list, so that we can understand our clients’ expectations and desires, for which particular uses and for whom is each space destined, what are the stories behind each request. We also visit together the place of intervention, in order to understand their relation with that place or with that building. There are always strong hidden wishes that are only discovered at this time. 
The process follows with work sessions with the clients, with everyone designing together.

We have discovered that the usual design and building practice is often too violent on people, who are unable to feel part of the process, moreover when we are designing their home, redesigning an old house they have known for ever or renovate a workspace that houses several collaborators. 

We want our clients to be part of the creation process, to have great pleasure with it. We want them to know and to inhabit the new spaces long before it has been finished. 
Today, also through technology.

Services

Supported by a multidisciplinary team, Architecture Clinic offers a wide range of services, from designing a building from scratch or rehabilitating historic buildings, to the renovation of workspaces fitting the needs of employees or even investment advice.

. Architecture (residential, commercial and industrial)
. Rehabilitation
. Interiors
. Design
. Scenography
. Urbanism
. Consulting (investment, workspaces, materials, energy efficiency and sustainability, among others)

Team

Nuno Travasso and Pedro Geraldes Santos founded Architecture Clinic in 2009 with the aim of creating a platform that would be able to aggregate different competences, that allowed each project, according to its specificity, to be led or accompanied by the most appropriate professionals.
Its founders are two constant elements and the majority of the team is in progressive transformation, depending on the different project requests.

Nuno Travasso (Porto, 1980) is an architect and researcher, dedicated to the study of the role of architectural design in the process of contemporary urban space production.
Since 2007 he has been integrating the Center for Architectural and Urban Studies of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, where he develops his research. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a guest lecturer at the same faculty.
Between 2003 and 2010, he collaborated in the office of Architect José Fernando Gonçalves.
He carries out its activity with special focus on residential architecture, rehabilitation, urbanism and research.

Pedro Geraldes Santos (Porto, 1981), is an architect, creative and mentor.
He attended the German School of Porto between 1985-99, graduated in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in 2007 and is post-graduate in Rehabilitation of Built Heritage by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2010.
Between 2005 and 2010 he coordinated various competitions and projects in the renowned office of Architect José Fernando Gonçalves
He works in a broad way in the creative area, with special focus on residential and industrial architecture, rehabilitation, product design and consulting.
He is also involved in multiple projects related to innovation, being co-organizer of TEDxPorto, ativation manager of Portugal Creatives Club and mentor and jury of several competitions.