About us

Established by architects António Miguel Ferreira and Delfim Martins, together with civil engineer Sergio Morgado, building concept is an Architecture studio based in the Algarve, Portugal.
Developing projects in areas which include habitation, touristic equipments, urban planning and visual design.
Our commissions range from private and commercial clients, as well as self-initiated projects in network with other coleagues in different parts of the world.
We pursue a customized path in design and construction with an enphasis on materiality, craft and an attention to detail.


We focus on concepts as the basis for our projects.
We believe it is possible to create buildings resulting from a process of collective dialog, through imagination, intimacy, and a desire to create spaces that perform their tasks but which also have a poetic quality that makes all the difference.
We are interested in understanding clients needs and desires, finding inventive and practical ways of enhancing their living environments.
Whenever possible creating something EXTRAORDINARY.
We bring value for money, imagination and peace of mind to your project, ensuring what is being built is according to the project.


Image: “Rooftop project” – shortlisted entry for the Expresso/ Millenniumbcp bank Cities awards


We believe that the performance of a building is largely the result of inspired design and usage of optimized systems, not the application of the most advanced technology. Establishing design guides with a solar passive performance. Using thermal mass to achieve confort. Focusing on insulation and eliminating cold-bridging. Relying on natural ventilation for internal air quality. Controlling solar gains and minimizing heat losses.


An oportunity. There are plenty of properties which are set in beautiful surroundings with gorgeous views over the landscape and the sea. The problem is that most of them are simply dire. For two reasons: they are ugly to look at and they are poorly built, with poor insulation or none at all, with black mould and condensation problems, with obsolete plumbing and electric installations. The good news is that there are plenty of these houses waiting, and wanting, to be demolished or retrofitted. Bldgconcept can advise and assist with refurbishment design strategies from project to completion.

building concept - the architects collaborative, Portugal website by treffediffers 2012