Gema Arquitetura is located in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, Brazil, Gema has built a solid and diverse portfolio through the years, that ranges from residential and commercial projects to urban interventions and objects design. Gema was the practice selected to project the renovation and extension of Teatro Oficina, one of the world’s most emblematic theatres, projected by architects Lina Bo Bardi and Edson Elito.Sharing interests between academic and architectural projects, all works of the practice have a common ground: simple and elegant solutions, concerned with timelessness and fluidity of spaces. Gema’s trio designs almost artisanally, seeking bespoke solutions, as each project is thought to each client, taking into account their needs and desires, as well as the architects’ line of thinking.

In 2012 and 2015, the practice was awarded by the Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB-MG) for the projects “Residência Veredas” and “Museu do Registro”, respectively. In 2017, Nara Grossi wrote a book about the work of the architect Humberto Serpa, published by Monolito.


Joseana Costa

Architect by Escola de Arquitetura/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (EAUFMG) and specialist in Baroque Culture and Arts by Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP).

Nara Grossi

Architect by Escola de Arquitetura/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (EAUFMG) with master’s degree by Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo (FAUUSP). Teaches Interior Design at Istituto Europeo de Design (IED).


  • Giuliana Mora
  • Bárbara Olyntho
  • Ana Koga

Belo Horizonte - MG

Avenida Brasil, 108 - Santa Efigênia

CEP 30140-001 Belo Horizonte - MG

+55 31 3262 1003

São Paulo - SP

Rua Major Sertório, 92 - 7º andar

Centro CEP 01222-000

+55 11 3129 9025