the atelier

Menos é Mais Arquitectos is an office created in Porto by Francisco Vieira de Campos (Porto) and Cristina Guedes (Macau) in 1994. The ability to do more with less is their motto, seek to balance the "economy" of means with the "wealth" in the materiality and emotional involvement of the users. His works are a pragmatic response to specific contexts. These principles are visible from the first works to the Recovery Project of Quinta do Vallado; and in the Archipelago Centro de Artes Contemporânea, on the island of São Miguel in Azores (a co-authoring Menos é Mais with JMR).

"Through untiring experimentation, they became a kind of military engineers, evoking the best Portuguese tradition, always beginning with the same poetic pragmatism." Nuno Grande

CG teaches in USI - Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and FAAULP. 

FVC teaches at Navarra University and in FAUP. 

They were invited to national and international conferences, juries, exhibitions and critics in various faculties as ETH Zurich, TU Wien at the Polytechnic of Lausanne, among others.

Most recently they were awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects becoming International RIBA Fellows. They wan the BIGMAT'17 restauration international Architecture Award and TEKTÓNICA 2017 prize. They received the most prestigious award from the Iberian Peninsula, the FAD Prize in Barcelona and the BIAU award in São Paulo. They were also shortlisted of the RIBA International Prize and the Mies van der Rohe Prize.

the team

Francisco Vieira de Campos

decampos@menosemais.com



Arquitectos
Inês Mesquita

Projecto2@menosemais.com

Carla LourençoProjecto6@menosemais.com

Equipa

Inês Batista

Mattia Bocchini

Antigos Colaboradores

Margarida Paixão

Carla Almeida

Timothy Schultz

Francisco Mourão

Alexandra Pires

Fernando Pinheiro

Odete Pereira

Marco Paz 

Vicente Brito

Diogo Crespo

Patrícia Mendes 

Gabriela Barbosa

Maria Maltesinho

Cristina Maximino

Cláudia Costa 

Pedro Jordão 

Teresa Penas 

Luís Campos 

Vânia Maia

Adalgisa Lopes 

Ana Matias

Nelson Cambão

António Ferreira 

Ana Fernandes 

Pedro Monteiro 

Cristina Guedes 

cristinaguedes@menosemais.com

Ricardo MedinaProjecto1@menosemais.com

Gonçalo Castro

Mariana Sendas

João Pontes 

Miguel Brochado 

Cláudia Santos 

Tiago Souto Castro 

Joana Miguel 

Francisco Lencastre 

Pedro Costa 

Inês Ferreira 

Neuza Talhão 

Pedro Azevedo 

Joel Gomes 

Alexis Ochochi 

Pedro Rodrigues

Sai Kumar

José Pedro Rocha

Martin Markl  

Adrián Sifres Ortega

Thibaud Herent

Giulio Marchetti

Francesco Bottaro

Juliet Wolf

Andrea Fornasiero

Guido Taddei

Francisco Vieira de Campos

decampos@menosemais.com

Cristina Guedes

cristinaguedes@menosemais.com

Architects

Inês Mesquita

Projecto2@menosemais.com

Carla Lourenço

Projecto6@menosemais.com

Ricardo Medina

Projecto1@menosemais.com


Team

Inês Batista

Gonçalo Castro

Former Collaborators

‍Margarida Paixão

Carla Almeida

Timothy Schultz

Francisco Mourão

Alexandra Pires

Fernando Pinheiro

Odete Pereira

Marco Paz

Vicente Brito

Diogo Crespo

Patrícia Mendes

Gabriela Barbosa

Maria Maltesinho

Cristina Maximino

Cláudia Costa

Pedro Jordão

Teresa Penas

Luís Campos

Vânia Maia

Adalgisa Lopes

Ana Matias

Nelson Cambão

António Ferreira

Ana Fernandes

Pedro Monteiro

Mariana Sendas

João Pontes

Miguel Brochado

Cláudia Santos

Tiago Souto Castro

Joana Miguel

Francisco Lencastre

Pedro Costa

Inês Ferreira

Neuza Talhão

Pedro Azevedo

Joel Gomes

Alexis Ochochi

Pedro Rodrigues

Sai Kumar

José Pedro Rocha

Martin Markl  

Adrián Sifres Ortega

Thibaud Herent

Giulio Marchetti

Francesco Bottaro

Juliet Wolf

Andrea Fornasiero

Guido Taddei