Architects Pinto da Cunha (PDC) is a family practice having deep seeded architectural roots that feed through several generations and countries. The Pinto da Cunha family have practiced in Brazil, Portugal, Zimbabwe and Angola, each one contributing to a valuable cache of diverse cultural and architectural understanding.

The Practice

The three member practice is currently based in Luanda, Angola where it eagerly pursues and undertakes a variety of projects ranging from private housing to commercial and industrial.

APC is very aware of the current socio-economic crisis that is affecting extensive areas of Luanda and is therefore also interested in contributing to their redevelopment.


We would like to see the practice develop into an integral part of Luanda’s architecture and culture. We also have an active interest in the contemporary advances of international architecture and development.