Studio Gameiro is an innovative, multidisciplinary and design-focused agency that specialises in exploring relationships between traditional artisanship, sustainable design and bespoke solutions for interiors, lighting design, furniture design and architecture. We are passionate about promoting local artistry, designing with context and finding solutions to complex briefs, spatial and structural challenges. We experiment and establish concepts using tone, materiality and warmth, and have a strong belief in rooting our designs in a contextual analysis of place. We believe that the future of architecture is about balancing contemporary, functional design with sustainably sourced materials and preserving, protecting, and celebrating local craft and culture. From our base in Lisbon, we have projects across Western Europe, and we search for clients and projects with the transformative potential to create new spaces and territories that fit within our ethos, celebrating local craft, bridging disciplines, and exploring contemporary notions of design.
After completing Bachelor in Architecture in Lisbon and finalising his Diploma in Architecture in the UK, João joined the young and entrepreneurial architecture practice Atelier Chan Chan, a few years later the award-winning international architecture practice Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) and later on Lipton Plant Architects.
From May 2017 João has been spending most of his time in Lisbon, working on a few solo architecture projects and collaborating with designers and other talented professionals and highly focused on the local and quality craftsmanship.
Throughout his academic as well as professional career, João has always been in touch with the architectural academia and research. He has collaborated with UCL, Mayor of London, M.L.A.U.S, among others.
In July 2018 João founded Studio Gameiro.
Alexandre Cisneiros (Architect)