Projects with personality that reflect the people who live in them
To make your dream space come true, each and every element should express the personality you want to convey.
Finding an architectural solution that converts a house or any other space into a place that you enjoy spending time in requires me to understand the needs of the people who’ll use the space, as well as to connect with their lifestyles.
I am Lourdes Martínez Nieto
An architect who specialises in both personal and business projects that require bespoke architectural solutions.
I was born in Galicia, and nowadays I live in Madrid, where my studio is located.
My curiosity to learn about new cultures and places has driven me to live in the United Kingdom and Germany. Now I spend my time between Madrid and San Francisco, California. My experiences abroad have allowed me to master several different languages as well as work with a variety of clients around the world.
I studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and obtained a Masters from the FHD Dusseldorf, Germany.
At the beginning of my career, I worked at the prestigious studios: Foster + Partners and Conran + Partners, both firms located in London, where I had the opportunity to form part of a wonderful team and learn the value of the British approach to work and management.
Every project was a challenge, and coming up with an innovative answer was a must, all of which required thoughtful reasoning and decision-making regarding each and every element, paying acute attention to every detail in order to create spaces that convey the client’s lifestyle through avant-garde solutions.
I became so comfortable with this approach to working that I ultimately integrated it in my own studio.
Big firms have always been ideal places to learn from the best, but an entrepreneurial spirit has always run through my veins.
I always dreamt of having my own studio with a specific style, and to help individuals and companies shape their unique visions.
In 2017, my dream came true thanks to a client that comissioned my studio to carry out the full renovation of an estate in Navarra, Spain. I fell deeply in love with the project from the very beginning and it inspired me to start my solo adventure with full commitment to the projects that I’m passionate about and all the details that make them unique.
“I take a holistiic approach to architecture. Designing a space is as important to me as choosing a piece of furniture, and it is a pleasure to nurture every project as it really deserves, infusing it with all my passion to make it special. That is why i work with a range of specialists, such as landscaping designers and art consultants, among others, to find the best solutions that will fulfill your expectations.”
The projects I believe in are those that consider architecture in relation to its surroundings as well as its interior in order to accomplish coherent results.
When it comes to creating a truly unique place, it’s not just the space that matters. In my book, every little detail counts.
No matter the scale of the project you have in mind, I’m up to the challenge. Whether you are planning to renovate an apartment, to design a new building or create the concept strategy for a store, every project has its own story to tell and I want to help you to develop it.