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Atelier 17 is a Lisbon based practice that develops architecture, urban planning and design projects, anchored in a strong research approach.
Working in a country with a rich architectural background, despite limited economic resources, the projects developed seek to find solutions that adapt to the place and context, giving an individual and specific response to each proposal.
With a core team with more than 10 years of experience, some of them spent in countries as different as Argentina, Chile, England and Switzerland, Atelier 17 works in a multidisciplinary way, seeking to enhance the transversal aspects of architecture, without ever forgetting the challenges inherent to the present time.


Nuno Castro Caldas (Lisbon 1986) completed a Masters degree in Architecture at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa and Politecnico di Milano.
Worked with João Luis Carrilho da Graça in Lisbon, Portugal (2010,2011 and 2013), Cecilia Puga in Santiago, Chile (2012) and Witherford Watson Mann in London, UK (2014-2017).
PhD researcher at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto.
In 2017 established Atelier 17.


Sara Brandão (Lisbon 1986) graduated in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. Awarded INOV-Art International scholarship in Buenos Aires, Argentina for an internship in the architectural practice MOARQS and collaborated with ELEMENTAL in Santiago de Chile.  Since 2010 collaborated with several architectural practices in Lisbon - CAN-RAN, José Neves Arquitecto, Ana Costa Arquitectura e Design and TNP Arquitectura.  In 2013 co-founded the award winning project Rés do Chão, financed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation under the competition FAZ- Ideias de Origem Portuguesa. Between 2014 and 2017 worked in London and collaborated with Carmody Groarke.
In 2017 established Atelier 17.

Sebastião Taquenho (Lisbon 1986) completed a Masters degree in Architecture at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
Worked with Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena in Lisbon, Portugal (2004-2009) and Patrick Devanthéry + Inès Lamunière in Geneva, Switzerland (2010-2014).
In 2015 started his own practice.
In 2022 joined Atelier 17 as partner.

Rita Figueiredo (Lisbon 1997) graduated in Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico in 2022. In 2019/2020 did an exchange program in Tianjin University and Tsinghua University in China.
In 2023 joined Atelier 17.



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