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COSTALOPES is a Luanda (Angola, West Africa) based architecture office, lead by Alexandre and António Falcão Costa Lopes. Among architects, planners, engineers and designers, it operates within the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and interior design, ranging from large-scale developments and urban interventions to single-family houses.
Our projects – beyond different scales, programs, sites, materials, clients and users – are considered a work in progress that strains research, imagination, mainstream approaches and local conditions in order to deal with the constantly evolving challenges of contemporary life. Our experience in Angola gives us a major tool to deal with whatever challenges wherever we work.
Life inspired. We believe in open projects, anchored in local cultures, amplified by world resources and rooted in the ethics that allows public space, collective life and bonded happiness. From Angola, we are proud to take part of Africa’s architectural awakening and to reach out solutions in different continents.