The name de Lemos has its origin in the Iberian peninsula. The family crest of four moons gathered in a circle symbolizes not only the four compass points explored by this Portuguese family, but similarly the four mountains protecting the Quinta de Lemos within the Dao valley, and also the four wine varietals used in the Dao wines and at last the four family values of Humanity, Simplicity, Vision and Sharing.
Carvalho Araújo Architects self definition about their way of working:
“A project should be suggestive before definitive. Architecture is management and organization of space, in the immediate, but of great responsibility for other developments, whether the “identity“ (places, people, …) or to “balance“ (territory, environments,…) We live in a world in major changes in dynamic range. We should not condition, we should enhance. It is necessary a more linked vision of problems. Our goal is not simply respond to the order of the project, but make it feasible in the context of investment and opportunity. A costumer is not a casual partner, but one that must be understood in the full extent of his relationship with the studio. The design for us is not a reason for showing off but a rational act. This is not a language, a project can not be limited to the application of a formula. In other words, we do not want the language to become a straitjacket, but something natural and evolutionary. “