Based out of Porto, Portugal, sastudio is an ideology-driven practice, a collaborative of architects, designers and innovative thinkers that operates at the intersection of the architecture realm with social entrepreneurship.
The interdisciplinary team brings together a diverse multicultural background, complementary experience and expertise, as well as the shared mindset that we can leverage architecture for problem-solving at any scale.
By creatively devising strategies to solve problems that often push beyond the practice’s usual challenges, we focus on impact-driven projects, aiming to prove that through forward-thinking and creativity, design can be a strategic tool to translate needs in smart solutions.
By embracing diversity over homogeneity, difference over repetition, discussion over consensus, we continuously challenge the most standard and conventional ideas by not settling for the present day solutions, always looking for the added value of each project.
Tiago Sá, founder | Master in Architecture from FAUP, Porto and Master in Architectural Management from IE School, Madrid.
Has worked with Kengo Kuma in cultural, educational and infrastructure projects, was project leader for the winning design of the urban regenerator project for the new station ‘Gare Saint-Denis Pleyel’ in Paris.
With Bjarke Ingels Group, in between the New York and Copenhagen offices, has led the teams for the proposal of the new Aarhus School of Architecture, housing projects in Toronto and Zurich, the winning project for another station, bridge and public space in the outskirts of Paris, ‘Gare Pont de Bondy’; and for the concept design of the recently opened restaurant and urban farm for the acclaimed ‘Noma’ in Copenhagen.
Has been involved in initiatives dedicated to working with NGO’s, for public interest design and social impact architecture.
In 2017, founds sastudio, and has since been collaborating with like-minded partners in order to expand the studio’s mission.
TEAM AND PAST COLLABORATORS
Matheus Soares Alves, Marta Molins Lain, Luiz Felipe Brandão, Larissa Lira, Paula Máximo, Barbora Říhová, Mariana Barbieri Cardoso, Augusto Zamperlini, Alberto Cumerlato, Filipo Lorenzi, Jack Rodat, Grace McEniry