terra is a landscape architecture studio based in Lisbon. knowing the identity and material of which each place is made is essential for the understanding and transformation of this space. our approach is based on a process and function-oriented practice that creates, restores and improves urban and natural environments. terra seeks to offer implementable solutions that improve the quality of life and promote the sustainable use of resources.

sobre terra arquitectura paisagista

Duarte Natário (Porto, 1987), master’s degree from FCUP (Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto) in 2010.

In 2012 he received an IFLA research grant (Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe) to study the Italian agricultural landscape.

He developed his professional practice in offices such as TOPOTEK1 (Berlin, Germany), Carlos Couto (Macau, China), Global Landscape Architecture (Lisbon, Portugal).

In 2018 he directed a documentary Tudo é Paisagem about the history of Landscape Architecture in Portugal (supported by APAP).

He writes on topics related to landscape and urban planning published in Público and P3.

João Francisco Coelho (Porto, 1986), Architect with a master’s degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venecia (2004-2010).

He did an internship in Berlin at the Welter+Welter Architekten studio where he would collaborate for 4 years (2011-2015). He collaborated in Lisbon with the studio In’loki – territory and architecture (2015- 2020).

He programmed and guided study visits within the scope of Portuguese contemporary architecture in association with the Wentworth Institute of Technology of Boston (2016-2018).

He collaborates since 2021 with Terra.


Madalena Branco
Graduated in Landscape Architecture from ISA, Lisbon. She has collaborated with Terra since 2023.

past collaborations

Pedro Casalta (2021)
Vasco Duarte (2023)
Joana Azevedo (2023)