Based in Braga (Portugal) and Sao Paulo (Brazil), Carvalho Araújo’s studio is committed to the search and reflection of different approaches in the fields of architecture, product design and creative direction, trying to combine the design practice with a more strategic view. The projects and products Carvalho Araújo are characterized by elegance and a formal containment attitude, emphasizing the quality of design, proportions and materials. The design is no reason for exhibitionism, but rather a perfectly rational and simultaneously poetic act.

Both in architecture as in the design fields, rather than respond to a specific program or application, it is important for us to question the problems from a formal and strategic point of view, either in the markets but also (in the case of architectural projects) its scale, uses and interaction with the place. The stabilization of a working team that operates in proximity areas translates into a studio’s posture and flexibility that allows us to present the client with a strategical and conceptually clear "final product".



Casa dos CoimbrasLargo de Santa Cruz, nº 506, 1º Andar4700-322 Braga+351 253 283 58041° 32' 59.376" N | 8° 25' 28.497" W


Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2523, cj. 22, Jardim Paulistano01452-000, São Paulo - SP, Brasil+55 (11) 2935-9438+55 (11) 94845 545323° 34' 43.262" S | 46° 41' 9.114" W


Our studio has a multidisciplinary team composed by architects, product designers, communication designers and image. Simultaneously we establish specific partnerships for each project, in order to present the customer with a global solution.

José Manuel Carvalho AraújoJoel MonizAlexandre BrancoHelder FerreiraSandra FerreiraPedro MendesTiago AlmeidaHugo Carvalho AraújoInês BragaFernanda AraújoAna Carolina MouraJoana NunesGonçalo Fernandes

Job applications

We’re always looking for new talented and creative professionals who identify with our spirit. If you’re interested in working with us, please send your CV and portfolio to We analyze all the applications, but only contact the selected ones, so we thank you in advance for your interest.

Studio visits

We are pleased to welcome all those who are interested in visit our studio and find out more about our projects. For that reason, and because we work to connect architecture and people, we create the CAdentro events (integrated in CAdentro project), when we open the doors of our studio for one day.

Other questions

In order to respond effectively to all the questions and requests related with our projects and with the studio itself, and also because sometimes we are unable to respond quickly enough to each one of the requests, we provide online a set of interviews, publications, press releases. images and drawings. If you need more info or any additional material, please send email to