Started in Berlin (1991) by Nuno Mateus and José Mateus, ARX Portugal is an architecture office based in Lisbon.
Their architecture doesn’t follow a lexicon or a stabilized language. In every new project they try to find the “vocables” for a specific language to the new context. More than searching common points between each new project and the previous, their interest focus more on finding differences. It is as if they were always returning to zero. And, at a certain level, that is their conception of innovation.
Evidently this approach also opens up a vast research field. Not having to work within rigid precepts, they search an experimental path where they can test new concepts starting from what interest and fascinates them.