Our interest in architecture is driven by a hybrid approach between physical experiments and geometrical organizations. Integration of active structural principles, properties of materials and procedures of making prompt the design pursue at the onset of each project. Searching for novel experiences of Space defines the ultimate social ambition for the architecture to come.
This website serves as a repository of architectural pursuits. Built or un-built, small or large, we believe concepts prevail and physical forces do generate Space.
Olivier Ottevaere, of Belgian origin, graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Cooper Union in New York and with an MSc in adaptive architecture and computation from the Bartlett in London. He has practiced in New York, Lisbon and London and has taught design studios in Denmark, the UK as well as at the EPFL in Switzerland for five years. In 2010, he was a unit master at the Architectural Association. Since 2011, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
Elsa Caetano (ARB-UK; OA-PT), graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitetura UT Lisboa and holds a MSc in Landscape-Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London. She has practiced in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Barcelona, Lisboa and Hong Kong. From 2005 to 2012, she was an Associate Architect and a member of the Special Modeling Group at Foster and Partners in London. She has also contributed to a series of workshops focusing on geometry and computation.