Atelier Branco was founded by Matteo Arnone (Parma, IT) & Pep Pons (Barcelona, ES) in 2012, both architects from the Accademia Architettura Mendrisio (Switzerland).

The practice is an architecture atelier that develops projects of different scales and programs located around the globe.

In September 2019 Atelier Branco and the client João Carlos have been awarded with the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building - OCCAM Under 40 with the project Casa Biblioteca.

In october 2018 Atelier Branco has been awarded Medaglia d’Oro (Golden Medal) – Premio T Young Claudio De Albertis – by the Triennale di Milano with the project Casa Biblioteca.

Pep Pons

Graduated in Master of Science in Architecture from the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (2011, Switzerland), post-graduation lato-sensu in Housing and City by the Escola da Cidade, São Paulo (2012, Brazil). Has experience as a teacher, was a project teacher at the Escola da Cidade, São Paulo (2015, Brazil) and project monitor at the same institution (2012 to 2014). Has experience in the area of Architecture and Urbanism, with emphasis on Architecture Project. He was a collaborator in Christian Kerez Architekt ETH / SIA office, in Zurich (CH), during 2011 to 2012; and at Aires Mateus e Associados atelier in Lisbon (PT), during 2009 and 2010.

Matteo Arnone

Graduated in Master of Science in Architecture from the Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio at Università della Svizzera Italiana (2011, Switzerland). He was a visiting professor at IED, Istitute of European Design, Milan (IT). Has experience in the area of Architecture and Urbanism. He was a collaborator at Reto Eggloff Architect AAM / SIA office in Mulheim (CH); at KKAA office, Kengo Kuma Architect and Associates, in Tokyo (JP); and at SFV Statens Fastighetsverk office in Stockholm (SE). He is a member of the 'Ordine dei Architetti di Parma', number 1100.


2019 ´Dedalo Minosse’, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, Itália. Participação: Atelier Branco Arquitetura. Organização: Dedalo Minosse, Itália.

2018 ‘Medaglia d’Oro’, Milano, Itália. Participação: Atelier Branco Arquitetura. Organização: Triennale di Milano, Itália.

2018 ‘Building Stories’, Garagem Sul do CCB Lisboa, Portugal. Participação: Atelier Branco Arquitetura. Organização: Rodrigo da Costa Lima e Amélia Brandão Costa – CCB Lisboa.

2015 ‘Migrant Garden’, Piacenza, Italy. Participation: Atelier Branco Arquitetura. Organization: Migrant Garden – Politecnico di Milano, Itália.

2013 ‘Romanimale’, Rome, Italy. Participation: Atelier Branco Arquitetura. Organization: Giovanni Romagnoli – Comune di Roma, Regione Lazio.


2020 July-August. ´DWELL’, US. Pushing the Edge. Pag 80-85.

2020 July. ´MASDECO 896’, Chile  (Front Cover). Casa Biblioteca. Pag 24-31.

2020 June. ‘WALLPAPER 255’, UK. 2020 Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory. Pag 131-141.

2019 December. ´ATTITUDE nº 90’. Journey, Portugal. Casa-bússola. Pag 168 - 175.

2019 November. ´ENKI’. Building a lifestyle, Great Britain (Front Cover). Wrappes in the Forest. Pag 94-104.

2019 Fall ´C3 nº 402. Houses, the Art of Living´, Korea. Casa Biblioteca. Pag 136 - 151.

2019 June ‘LABEL’, Poland. W Domu Filozofa. Text: Magda Swic. Pag 136 – 145.

2018 November ‘DOMUS’, Itália. Premio T Young Claudio De Albertis. Pag Dodici.

2018 September ‘PIÈRA nº8’, Itália. Abitare Oggi. Text: Paolo Panetto. Pag 106 – 119.

2018 Spring ‘GA HOUSES 158’, Japan (Front Cover). Atelier Branco, Library House, Vinhedo, Brazil. Photos: Yoshio Futagawa. Pag 08 – 23.

2018 Fevereiro ‘CASABELLA 882’, Itália. Atelier Branco, Casa Biblioteca, Vinhedo, Brasile. Text: Fabrizio Ballabio. Pag 55 – 63.

2017 Outuno ‘KAZA 161’, Brasil (Front Cover). Casa Biblioteca, Entre páginas e folhagens. Pag 92 – 97.

Atelier Branco has been published in different international and Brazilian online magazines and blogs, highlighted: Dezeen, Archdaily, Wallpaper, Divisare, Dwell and many others.

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