Diogo Rego, Joaquim Barroso and Pedro Ricardo met and graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. During that period they developed work assignments together embracing the exchange of ideas and perspectives on the theory and practice of architecture, on the society and the problems of contemporaneity.

The architects soon took interest in three themes which they assume to be fundamental for their design practice, - the body experience with the architectural work, the experimentation and material expression and the modulation and prefabrication. Here they began to dawn toward the dream of developing a joint professional activity.

The formation of the firm PARADOXO – Arquitectura e Investimento, Lda. has enabled the realization of a dream and of an own condition for the extension and practical application of their thoughts and ideals.