Joana Vilaça Studio is a platform that explores new interactions with reality through spacial experimentation, form and materiality.

Joana Vilaça is a Portuguese-born architect currently based in Switzerland. Vilaça graduated as an architect from the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009 and subsequently collaborated with several architectural offices in the Netherlands and Portugal.
Between 2017-2022, Vilaça worked as an architect at Herzog & de Meuron Architects in Basel, where she honed her skills in the design process, further expanding her architecture and design language. The opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s brightest minds allowed Vilaça to refine her approach to architectural and design projects by emphasizing a harmonious blend of functionality, innovation, and aesthetic appeal.

At Joana Vilaça Studio, every project is approached with meticulous attention to detail. Vilaça believes that true craftsmanship lies in the ability to seamlessly merge form and function, blending aesthetics with practicality. Whether it's selecting the perfect materials, refining proportions, or developing spatial settings, Vilaça approaches each aspect with dedication and precision.

Joana Vilaça
Architect — Designer
Open for collaborations
Photo by Kuba Tom
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