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fala is an architecture practice based in Porto, Portugal. Founded in 2013, and led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, and Lera Samovich, fala has lectured worldwide at different universities and institutions, including the AA, RIBA, and Barbican in London, the GSAPP in New York, the Graham Foundation in Chicago, Rice University in Houston, the Bozar in Brussels, and Casa dell'Architettura in Rome. Besides its current teaching positions in Paris, Geneva, and Lisbon, fala has taught at the faculties of architecture in Toronto, Milano, Venice, Munich, and London, among others. The atelier’s work has been exhibited at the architecture biennials in Venice and Chicago, the Serralves Foundation and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, with single exhibitions in Germany, Italy, France, and Portugal. fala's work has been widely published in digital and printed media, including Domus, L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, Arquitectura Viva, bauwelt and the Architectural Review, while 2G dedicated to fala its monographic issue #80. Among other honors, fala was selected as one of the 50 most relevant offices in the world by Domus magazine in 2020 and was awarded the spotlight award by Rice University the same year.


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The Future that Never Happened

Short essay by fala (Filipe Magalhães and Ana Luisa Soares)