clocks and clouds


fala is a naïve architecture practice based in porto, led by filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares and ahmed belkhodja. established in 2013, the atelier works with methodic optimism on a wide range of projects, from territories to birdhouses. fala’s projects are a medley of formal languages, references, quotations, and themes, only regulated by an obsession for clarity; its architecture is both hedonic and post- modern, intuitive and rhetorical.

fala has lectured at different universities and institutions, including the architectural association in london, the graham foundation in chicago, the centre for fine arts in brussels, the technische universität in munich, the versailles’ faculty of architecture in paris and the casa della architettura in rome. fala has taught at the faculties of architecture in venice, liége and bratislava; the atelier’s work has been exhibited at the chicago architecture biennial, the venice biennale, the serralves foundation and the pavillon de l’arsenal in paris, among others, and in single exhibitions in panama city, ferrara, strasbourg and lisbon. fala has published ’01’ and ‘portraits’ and its work has been widely published in international magazines and websites, including domus, engawa, arq.a, mark and the architectural review.
Fundación Arquitectura Contemporánea

Tokyo Tech

‘Clocks and clouds’ lecture at Tokyo Tech Museum’s Centennial Hall.