It's not wrong to say there's informality in this practice's approach to architecture. It comes from refuting currents, schools or movements. Acritical formal or conceptual dogmas limit the range of possibilities of a project. What matters isn't the "style" but the relationship between what is built and how it is lived. This refusal isn't gratuitous, though: Tiago do Vale's work is based on deeply critical, criterious and genuine responses to each circumstance, based on the appropriation and continuity of built culture. That's where the strong cohesion of this diverse work comes from.