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.

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

AQSO was invited to participate at the Global Pioneer Design forum organised by the Galaxy arts centre and 5cats editors in Shenzhen, China, last May 26.

3×3 projects in contexts

Last October AQSO presented the short documentary ‘3×3 projects in contexts’ at the Lisbon Architecture Triennial. The event was complemented with a lecture where the latest works done at the office were presented.

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 […]

muestra (un)made in China en Shanghái

The Xubeihong foundation project proposed by AQSO has been selected for the exhibition ‘(un)made in China, architecture undone in the P.R.C’. The retrospective aims to celebrate the best missing Chinese projects from the last decade.

analysing the customer journey

Circulation in public buildings is a critical factor to consider in the design process. Flow becomes the emblem of the building’s concept and even shapes its form. In simplistic terms, it is how people move and interact with space.

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?




social club completed in Tabuyo

plug and play

a map of hutopolis

learning from Dashilar

reinterpreting the traditional courtyard house


panorama #12-2

acoustical design in auditoriums

2012 bjdw


China’s construction: designing the future

Iberian architecture in Beijing

tierra de cultivo in Gorizia

unmade in China


‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

next stop: hutopolis

architects at work

think magazine #12

singular concepts

glass magazine #11

design magazine #5

opticks magazine #15

E9 forum in Santiago de Compostela

arquia proxima 2012

architecture without context

urbanization process in China

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis

special mention for atienza hall

the people’s urbanism

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

old is new at Today Art Museum

identities in comparison

lecture at the Iterate workshop

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

W salon opening

possible architecture

mark magazine

self-fab house

(un)made in China

prefabricated construction in Anguix

round table at 751

city visions

a map of hutopolis

Lisbon Architecture Triennale


lecture at the Dashilan design hop

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum