Walk&Talk Pavilion on Arhitext Magazine


Pink House is published on Observador Magazine featuring the best of Portuguese creativity


Interview for Açoriano Oriental newspaper



Pink House wins “Paulo Gouveia” Architecture Award


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Pink House was awarded the Paulo Gouveia Regional
Architecture award in Azores

We’re extremely happy and honoured to be granted this award dedicated to the life work of a remarkable architect from the Azores. The award aims to promote renovations or adaptation projects which respect and honours the local heritage, without excluding the use of contemporary language.

We would like to thank the Azores Government and the jury formed by the architects Ângelo Regojo dos Santos, João Mendes Ribeiro, Manuel Fernandes Dinis, Vanda Laurémia Meneses de Oliveira Aguiar and by Dr. Pedro Marques.

Quoting the jury report, the awarded building “makes the synthesis between tradition and contemporaneity, making clear its relation with the pre-existence, context and function.”

The public award ceremony will be held on October 24th at the Ponta Delgada’s Public Library in S. Miguel island.

Read the news here


Pink House on Attitude Mag n°83


Walk&Talk Pavilion on the Web

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Pink House published at German Magazine HÄUSER




Pink House is cover of Mexican Magazine C+T casas e terrenos




Read C+T Magazine n°81 here.

Pink House as cover of MARU n°191

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Pink House selected as best project 2017


We are happy to inform that our project Pink House has been selected as one of the Best on Archilovers 2017 as it upholds our high standards for aesthetics, functionality and creativity!

It is one of the most ‘loved’ out of the 50,000 projects published last year. More info on the project here:

Articles about Pink House






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The Big Horn was selected for PNAM Awards

The Portuguese Award for Architecture in Wood has chosen 19 projects among 50 proposals and we have been selected with our project The Big Horn for Walk & Talk Public Art Festival in S.Miguel – Azores in 2015.

Its a great honour to be among such reputable architects which we admire so much, as Aires Mateus, ARX Portugal Arquitectos, Sami – Arquitectos, Joao Mendes da Rocha, Carlos Castanheira, and others.

Check here the catalog with all the projects.

The selected projects will be exhibited in Coimbra at Museu da Ciência da Universidade until August.

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Discover NL Chair during Fuori Salone


This year during fuori salone will present our new chair NL practically at home!
We’ll be guests at Beer Show, the craft beer bar and store we have concluded two years ago in Isola.
NL Chair is part of a series of furniture we are developing using steel and natural oak wood. At Beer Show we have created an installation which highlights the process behind the realisation of the piece. The materials, tools and all the pieces giving shape to the chair, are showcased in a playful way. NL furniture series makes use of ancient craft techniques to work wood like steam bending, but also industrial machinery to cut and bend the steel components.

Check out Isola Design Distric program here:

Walk in Cinema on Domus!


“Inspired by the old movie theatres ad drive-in’s typography, studio Mezzo Atelier built ephemeral structures and signage at the Concorto Film Festival in Italy.”

designboom says “mezzo atelier’s ‘landscale’ helps nature goers get some perspective”


“it’s easy to lose track of yourself when surrounded by landscapes of mountains, lakes, oceans and clouds.confronted with the enormity of nature, it becomes difficult to contextualize your sense of self — and that’s before you start thinking about the size of the universe. situated at the lakeshore of the blue lake of sete cidades on são miguel island in the azores, a seven meter long graphical scale, designed by mezzo atelier, is helping nature goers get some perspective.” read the complete article here >>>

Gessato writes about Walk in Cinemagessato

“The magic of movies, the charm of old drive-ins as well as the minimalist elegance of modern design come together in “Walk In Cinema”. The series of urban furniture was designed by multidisciplinary studio Mezzo Atelier in collaboration with Filippo Losi Lab for the Concorto Short Film Festival which takes place in Pontenure, Italy.

Read more:

Walk in Cinema at Libertà


Today Concorto Film Festival is on Libertà newspaper with a very appreciated mention of our latest project, “Walk In Cinema” Installations for the short film festival at the beautiful Parco Raggio.
(…) Concorto Film Festival explodes in all its creativity. Our attention is caught by the successful wooden installations by Giacomo Mezzadri and Joana Oliveira from Mezzo Atelier in collaboration with Filippo Losi Lab that welcomes the public on the entrance, then accompany them inside the park addressing the various paths offered by the festival, to finally bring them to the stage set. Architectural brilliance combined with an excellent midnight meal (…)”

LandScale on Açoriano Oriental newspaper

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Our latest project in Azores, the piece LandScale was featured on Açoriano Oriental along with other projects from LAPA project ( Land Art Project Azores).

Know more about Landscale >>>


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Cultural agenda and journal is an independent publication communicating events and culture from S.Miguel and St. Maria islands in the Azores. In the July issue they have featured us on their “I want to be an artist too”.

Read the journal here >>>

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Mezzo Atelier in Residence @BASE during Fuori Salone

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Milano’s Design Week and Fuori Salone are about to start, and we are happy to communicate we are one of the studios selected to be in residency for the week at Base Design Center. Each designer will occupy and intervean in one of Base’s future hostel rooms.

We’ll be holding an open studio, sharing our creative and working processes with visitors who are invited to interact on practical ongoing projects. Special guests will also join us at the working table during these days.

Last year Base commissioned us the creation and production of specific pieces of furniture for the space’s upcoming co-working and hostel. At the open studio there will be the opportunity to foresee some of these exclusive pieces.

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The works for Pink House have started

After a long period waiting for permits and financing, the re-adaptation of a barn for two guest houses in Sāo Miguel island in Azores has kicked off.

Check the Project here

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Redesign Tradition Short Documentary is now completed

Our friend  Fabio Petronilli has join us and Argot ou la Maison Mobile, in Azores for the 4th Edition of Walk&Talk public art festival, and now the result of his work is completed and ready to the screened!

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Gessato features Beer Show Store & Bar

In remodeling this odd interior into a must-stop spot, Mezzo Atelier have applied the same dedication and elbow grease required to make a quality craft beer into a bustling, fresh architecture full of great big ideas and wonderful little moments.

Read more:

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The Big Horn is fully covered by I-PLUS Magazine

Check here the full story


Beershow is on Archdaily Brasil

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Giacimenti Urbani

How to turn urban waste into a useful part of our daily lives?

Mezzo Atelier has created a limited series of pieces which offer a second life to construction leftovers. Come find us at the beautiful Cascina Cuccagna in Milan for Giacimenti Urbani and to discover what we’ve created.


International Space Design Magazine BOB publishes The Big Horn

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The Big Horn in on designboom!

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The Big Horn @Press

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” The essence of design and the power of craftsmanship”

Our work has been featured on Italian Design Magazine Dentro Casa with a very nice article by Designer Giovanni Tomasini.

Italian readers can Read the article here >>>

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We’re developing a project called The Big Horn during our residency at Walk&Talk Azores . We are redefining the festival’s main gathering space where many events and activities will happen during two weeks with an intensive cultural program in the city of Ponta Delgada. From the 20th until the 22nd July we’ll be giving an open laboratory where we share our process with the participants.

Follow the Festival:

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Mezzo Atelier will exhibit their work @ Design in Corso


Collaboration with Kartell & LaButtiga for Milano Design Week

We were given a nice chalenge, to create and design a party gadget for Birrificio Artigianale La Buttiga and Kartell to offer their guests on their cocktail party during Salone del Mobile in Milan. We had to bound two diferent worls together into a classy, fun object which could represent them both.

See the project here!

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H2T at Budapest Architecture Film Festival

We’re very happy to announce that the short film H2T, directed by Fabio Petronilli, was selected for the Budapest Architecture Film Days, under the theme “If you build it”. H2T documents our intervention with Argot ou La Maison Mobile and the students during the participatory workshop INSITU, in Almada, Portugal. Well done Fabio!


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Check the full article here


News from Portugal I Homeland #2 is out

Homeland’s 2nd Edition is finally out, not only at the Venice Biennale, but also available in pdf on Joana Oliveira and Zara Ferreira have researched on the theme of Vacant Houses in Portugal and as a result of their study wrote the article, Peopleless Homes, a Landscape of Opportunities, illustrated by the amazing maps of Gonçalo Lourenço and touching photos by André Pais.

Read the full article


Mezzo Atelier at the 2nd Architecture Seminar from the Azores

Joana Oliveira was invited by the Azorean Architects Association to participate in the 2nd Seminar of Architecture of the Azores and talk about the experience of being a “nomad architect”. It’s a great honor to be in a panel with lectures like SAMI Architects, architect and photographer João Morgado, architect and critic Jorge Figueira,  architects Aires Mateus, among others.

More Info and registration here

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Umbigo Magazine has been talking about Walk&Talk and our work. Check what they say:

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Do rural ao urbano, arquitectura açoriana com história | P3.

From rural to urban, azorian architecture with history. 

Um conjunto de estruturas rurais inspirado em aspectos da ilha de São Miguel foram modernizadas pelos arquitectos do Mezzo Atelier e do Argot ou la maison mobile que propuseram ao Walk&Talk trazer a São Miguel construções que já faziam parte da ilha, mas que caíram em desuso.

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Redesign Tradition I Play Architecture Laboratory featured at Açoriano Oriental



Our dear friend and collaborator Fabio Petronilli filmed and edited this wonderful short movie about 2º Torrão neighborhood and  InSitu Laboratory which we did with Argot ou La Maison Mobile together with architecture students and the neighborhood’s community.

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Project by Argot ou La Maison Mobile + Mezzo Atelier

INSITU – Laboratório de Intervenção em Arquitetura

Organization – CEACT/UAL e Vitruvius FabLab / ISCTE
Coordinators – Pedro Campos Costa, Filipa Ramalhete, Sérgio Silva e Alexandra Paio
Tutors – A+LBY Architects | Argot + Mezzo Atelier | Atelierbase | Ateliermob | Likearchitects

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Atlântico Expresso announces Walk&Talk’s program for it’s 4th Edition

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Mezzo Atelier and Argot ou la Maison Mobile @Walk&Talk Festival


Open Call for an architectural practical laboratory in Azores tutored by 1/2 Atelier and Argot ou La Maison Mobile is open! We invite architects, students, designers, artisans and all people interested in participating in a public space intervention, through the construction of functional-ludic structures, witch intend to reinterpret and revalorize some of the vernacular icons of the Azorean islands, which are disappearing and in danger of being forgot or held inside museums. The laboratory, REDESIGN TRADITION – PLAY ARCHITECTURE, will allow and trigger the exchange of experiences between professionals, students, artisans and the population, trough the project’s construction and development. For questions and registration use this e-mail: info@mezzoatelier. There are limited places for participants.


Mezzo Atelier @Mantova Creativa

We’re invited to present our work at Loggia del Grano during Mantova CreativaFrom 29th until 2nd june you’ll be able to find us there with some of our products.                 

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Mezzo Mercato @Açoriano Oriental


Mezzo Atelier @Mutty

We’re happy to invite you to join us in Mantova this saturday, the 3rd of May, at Mutty creative space for the opening of “Io Faccio”, an exhibition of objects by young creatives. This event marks the beginning of the “makers” saturdays, with workshops and lectures during May.

Mezzo Atelier will be giving a full day workshop and presentation the 10th of May, where it will be possible to create simple objects together.

If you’re interested in participating please contact Mutty.


Mezzo Mercato @press

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Articles in Correio dos Açores and Diário dos Açores featuring our work in Public Design Festival

article in Liberta about Mezzo Mercato

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Mezzo Mercato

Mezzo Mercato will be exposed and functional on Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan from the 8th until 13th April, during Salone del Mobile.

Our friend Filippo Losi will join us presenting his 3d printed lamps and later in the week we’ll create some objects together in loco.

Follow us on facebook to get the latest news.

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Mezzo Mercato

We are happy to announce that our project Mezzo Mercato is one of the 12 selected projects, among 350 candidates, for the 6th Public Design Festival produced by esterni during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.  To see all the projects follow the link bellow:


Pink House selected by LabJovem

LabJovem IV is a competition for young creators in the Azores. It has been awarding for 4 years young talents in the areas of architecture, graphic design, video, photography, literature, etc. Our project Pink House was 2nd place and selected to feature LabJovem exhibitions in several islands and Lisbon during 2014.


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The ICON product yearbook  -2013-

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Açoriano Oriental  -17 July , 2013-

The oldest Portuguese newspaper.


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Walk & Talk  AZORES 2013

 PUBLIC ART FESTIVAL     -S.Miguel | 3rd ediction- 

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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE & CULTURE                                                                                                                        SPECIAL EDITION


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