We are an international practice that has worked in many countries and territories with a wide range of commissioners and in a variety of regulatory environments.

starchitecture and cityscape

The world’s increasing urban population signifies that the inhabitants’ penchant for rural areas has surpassed. The rural population started to decrease since the 1950s. Urban areas are now becoming dense and compacted in character as people from all walks of life move in. Mass migrations require a plethora of housing and economic opportunities for the […]

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

The proposal for the house of arts, a large cultural building to be built in Lebanon, will be exhibited along with the rest of participants of the international competition between 23 March & 14 April 2009 at the Forum de Beyrouth.

architecture without context

Contextualism in architecture refers to the visual relationship of a building about its surroundings. Architecture is the single unit interwoven into an urban fabric. Added collectively, these interconnected units engage a dialogue concerning the culture, time and history of a place. Contextualism creates an environment where memories of a place are collected together.

old is new at Today Art Museum

On the occasion of the the 70th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Birth, Beijing-based Today art museum organized last October 16th an outdoor event including multimedia video projections, poetry readings, music performances and discussions under the name “old is new“.

Iberian architecture in Beijing

AQSO participated at LAMIPA, an audiovisual exhibition about Spanish and Portuguese architecture which opening took place in Beijing on September 25.

special mention for atienza hall

AQSO has been awarded an honorable mention for the restoration of Santa Maria de Atienza in Huete, Spain. A simply folded steel piece covers the remains of the church and creates a space from which to contemplate the landscape.

learning from Dashilar

Organized by ‘Beijing Design Week’, Dashila(b) and Capital M, the event included speakers such Kenya Hara, designer from Nippon Design Center and director of design for MUJI, Fang Zhenning, curator of the Chinese pavilion of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, Liang Jingyu, architect from Approach Architecture, Giannantonio Bongiorno, curator of Hutopolis and Luis Aguirre from […]

room 21

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis


Carola furniture series

possible architecture

identities in comparison

next stop: hutopolis

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

analysing the customer journey

3×3 projects in contexts

self-fab house

mark magazine

panorama #12-2

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

social club completed in Tabuyo


reinterpreting the traditional courtyard house

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

plug and play

acoustical design in auditoriums


prefabricated construction in Anguix

glass magazine #11

think magazine #12

opticks magazine #15


our analysis of the Chinese market for El País

tierra de cultivo in Gorizia

architects at work

unmade in China

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

lecture at the Iterate workshop

from policies to design

lecture at the Dashilan design hop

W salon opening

(un)made in China exhibition in Shanghai


singular concepts

a map of hutopolis

urbanization process in China

(un)made in China

design magazine #5


E9 forum in Santiago de Compostela

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

China’s construction: designing the future

the people’s urbanism

city visions

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10


a map of hutopolis

2012 bjdw

arquia proxima 2012

round table at 751