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.

from policies to design

Modern urbanism involves several disciplines beyond architecture and sociology. Often the rules guiding urban development are established taking into account economic and political factors. In a complex scenario where the future of urban areas is more difficult to predict, how policymakers can take into account public participation?

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.

W salon opening

The interior of a hair salon in Beijing designed by AQSO has been recently completed.

prefabricated construction in Anguix

The construction works for this multifunctional building designed by AQSO have recently started with the assemblage of modular concrete elements to be part of the structure and façade.

urbanization process in China

It is not easy to see the sky in Beijing. Sometimes because of the storms, sometimes because of the fog and most of the times because of the tangible pollution surrounding the city the atmosphere becomes a ghostly mass in which the buildings are merely glimpsed. At night the stars cannot be seen, only flashing […]

think magazine #12


old is new at Today Art Museum

(un)made in China exhibition in Shanghai

a map of hutopolis

China’s construction: designing the future

round table at 751

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

tierra de cultivo in Gorizia

2012 bjdw

acoustical design in auditoriums

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

learning from Dashilar

lecture at the Iterate workshop


Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

(un)made in China

3×3 projects in contexts

a map of hutopolis

starchitecture and cityscape

opticks magazine #15

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

possible architecture

panorama #12-2

unmade in China

city visions

the people’s urbanism

plug and play

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

glass magazine #11

architects at work

Iberian architecture in Beijing


special mention for atienza hall

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

mark magazine


arquia proxima 2012

social club completed in Tabuyo

self-fab house

analysing the customer journey

E9 forum in Santiago de Compostela

singular concepts

reinterpreting the traditional courtyard house


lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis


lecture at the Dashilan design hop

design magazine #5

next stop: hutopolis

Carola furniture series

identities in comparison


room 21

our analysis of the Chinese market for El País