Former Portuguese villa renovation. Calçada House by Ren Ito

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Architects.- Diana Todorova, João Ramos, Rita Gomes, Yuko Inoue, Bernardo Faria, Elodie Marimba, Maria Milicková, Sofia Augusto, Michela Piddiu, Mogan Dano, Claudia Antal, Inês Ferrão, Jan Binter, Nuno Carvalho Rodrigues, Silvia Snopková, Aws Omran, Urban Vamberger. Construction coordinator.- Carlos Gomes. Engineering.- A400. Lighting production.- Opolab.
Construções Predicaiz LDA.
Total built area.- 700 sqm.
Year of conclusion.- 2020.
Vilar do Paraíso, Portugal.

Ren Ito

Ren Ito is a Japanese architect based in Porto, Portugal. He is an architect and urban planner from Tohoku University, Sendai in Japan. He completed a master's degree in sustainable design at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, in 2004.

He started his career at Fujita Corporation from 1999 to 2002. He collaborated with the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira from 2004 to 2011. He also cooperated with the architect Joaquim Portela in 2011. That same year he opened his own studio, Ren Ito Arq.

He was awarded the Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme fellowship for Artists at 2005 and Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar at 2002.

He was awarded the first prize of Architecture at ZERO competition organized by AIA California, U.S.A and the second prize of The Japan Institute of Architects competition 2000 organized by Architectural Association in Japan.



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