meta [ˈmɛta] translation from Portuguese: feminine noun - finishing line; goal; aim
prefix - situated behind; indication of change
atelier [at-l-yey]: noun - studio or workshop, esp. for an artist, artisan or designer;
from old French: astelier, carpenter's shop
Meta.atelier is a Lisbon based studio focused on bioclimatic and sustainable architecture. Featuring international collaborators from across the globe, it was established to meet the growing demands of a changing market in which geographic boundaries are diluted for new uses of space and emerging technologies to be pursued.
Our design is dependent on the specific objectives of each project while respecting the constraints of place and the environment. We always strive to optimize a building's performance and minimize its environmental impact.
Projects are coordinated in close partnership with the engineering team, builders and of course you, our clients. This ensures that project quality, budget control, transparency and on-time delivery are optimized. Our studio supports innovative technologies and tools, with payment in Bitcoin also accepted
The founder Inês Marques graduated in Architecture in the University of Porto, with one year of the master carried out in Politecnico di Milano. After graduating she carried the internship for admission to the Portuguese Architects Association in Saraiva+Associados where she kept working for three more years. In 2016, Inês joined S+A Green Lab as a consultant in bioclimatic design and environmental certification systems. Thereunder, she completed at Bre Academy in Watford the course and exam to qualify for BREEAM AP, and other training such as Passive Design Project. In 2018, she created meta.atelier based on the ideals of a more sustainable, social aware and boundless architecture designed for tomorrow.