Symbiosis between the historical and its restoration. Manchester Building by rar.studio

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Architects
Rita Aguiar Rodrigues. rar.studio.
Project team
Inês Chambel Borges y Mariana Simões.
Collaborators
Francisco Costa, Marta Morais Miranda, Samuele D’Eramo y Tali Liberman.
Area
1,100 s.q.m.
Dates
2017-2020.
Location
Lisbon.
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Rita Aguiar Rodrigues. rar.studio

rar.studio is a Lisbon-based architectural practice, designing and producing places and objects, research and critical thinking.

Transversal to the nature of the exercise, the scale of intervention or the respective client typology, the studio’s work inherently involves the design of solutions deploying sensitive, critical and responsive perspectives on the context and the contingencies prevailing.

The design process is determined by the principles of client collaboration, mediation with the supervisory entities and assembling and coordinating teams incorporating the necessary range of technical and specialist skills,knowledge and experience.

Through joint reflection, the studio ensures broad reaching, efficient and precise project development.

The studio was founded in 2015 by the architect Rita Aguiar Rodrigues.

Rita Aguiar Rodrigues
MA in Architecture from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa in 2009. Collaborated with Pedro Reis Arquitecto (2009-10 Lisbon, PT), MMBB Arquitetos (2010-11 São Paulo, BR) and ateliermob (2011-15 Lisbon, PT).

Assistant Professor at the International MA Program ASG - Architektur.Studium.Generale. from Brandenburg University of Technology and Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (2012 Lisboa, PT), and tutor at the Architecture Intervention Laboratories “Noutra Costa” (2012) and “In Situ” (2013/2016) from the Center for the Study of Architecture, City and Territory of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. Founded rar.studio in Lisbon in 2015.

Inês Chambel Borges
MA in Architecture from Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa in 2018.

Ana Ponce Suero
MA in Architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Sevilla in 2019.

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