Our Work

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About Us

Learn About our Team & Culture.

Area D operates at the edges of the discipline in collaboration with other fields to explore and re-invent the many intersections between architecture, design and the “everything else”. Architecture or design are small, but it can tackle big and powerfully ideas, and engage the critical gravity of our time. Our work is committed to moving beyond the projected to the possible if we refashion architecture as a performative process and tool to reenvision our environment. We work hard with stubborn freshness, lightness and optimism to learn from the past and imagine a different and better future.

Diana Figueiredo

Diana Figueiredo

Graduated in Architecture from FAUP - Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto in 2001.
Developed a career in project management, building inspection and construction companies, assuming the positions of architecture department manager, and in 2010 created the Area D which is the founding owner.
Perfected in the field of single-family houses dwelling especially on the high and luxury segment as well as in interior architecture to stores.

Where is my chocolate?

Perfectionist, organized, “keep it simple” fan...
Likes gardening, DIY and is addicted to chocolate.

Diana Figueiredo

Our Services

What we love to do and live for


We enjoy searching for a bold poetic move in each project and creating architecture that has meaning, depth and tactility. We like the element of surprise.
Area D fosters innovation and creativity - drawing inspiration from our landscape, its forms, textures and quality of light. Critical analysis of the context and the concept of site-specificity create a unique ‘design imprint’ for each project. The work is optimistic.
At Area D, we design spaces which fit your needs so that when the plans are brought to life the results are exceptional. On the residential end, our firm creates beautiful and comfortable homes that are a pleasure in which to live.
Our personalized approach and our constant, particular attention to detail make us conscientious advisors and thoughtful partners for projects of all scopes and scales, whether they involve new construction, restoration or expansion.

Architecture, Programming & Space Planning
Planning & Urban Design
Rehabilitation & Adaptive Re-use of Historic Buildings
Interior Design & Interior Architecture
Finish & Material Specification
Furniture Specification & Layout
Lighting Specification


Whether the task at hand is branding, information design or website design, we apply a consistent and thoughtful design approach to obtain the best results for our clients.
Our design process involves identifying and communicating the essential messages, functions and characteristics that bridge the gap between our client’s brand and its viewers.

Corporate Identity
Naming, Brand Analysis, branding, Brandbook
Editorial, Books, Magazines, Corporate publications, Brochures, Catalogs

Get in Touch

We’re currently accepting new client projects. We look forward to serving you.

Contact Details

  • info@aread.pt
  • (+351) 910 925 481
  • Area D
    Rua Fernandes Costa 88 2º
    4100-240 Porto - Portugal