unit.lab is a creative laboratory.

A multidisciplinary space where professionals from different areas develop ideas and concepts, find problems and propose solutions, and where knowledge is exchanged.

Our goal is that each project should be the result of the total surrender to the creative process, developing it based on a method that acts between discipline and spontaneity, experience and quality.

We are perfectionists by default, but we have a blast with what we do. We work at the threshold where design and architecture meet.

We believe we can make a difference!

marisa leiria (Coimbra, 1977), graduated in architecture from the ARCA-EUAC, Coimbra.
Collaborated with various entities connected to architecture and design until 2006, the year she moves to Barcelona, specializing in 'design, image and architecture' at the design school elisava, where she was invited to coordinate the MA in 'design and architecture'. It is also in Barcelona that she acquires much of her professional experience in architecture interior, through her collaboration with the studio air-projects. In 2009 returns to Portugal, being co-founder of unit.lab.
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francisco pires (Trancoso, 1980), graduated in communication and multimedia design by ESEC, Coimbra.
Started the profissional experience in Barcelona, when in 2006 integrates keepu designer's team, dedicated to web design and updating of contents, production and development of advertising campaigns. After a brief period as a freelance designer, was invited to collaborate with the prestigious studio for branding and packaging morera design, where he acquired the 'know-how, experience and desire to start the project unit.lab in 2009, back in Portugal.