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Practice

RAR.STUDIO is a Lisbon-based architectural practice, founded by Rita Aguiar Rodrigues in 2015, 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.

Team

Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, M. Arch, OA
Director
rita aguiar rodrigues
Rita graduated from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (DA/UAL) in 2009.
She collaborated with Pedro Reis Arquitecto (2009-10 Lisbon, PT), MMBB Arquitetos (2010-11 São Paulo, BR) and ateliermob (2011-15 Lisbon, PT).
Rita was Assistant Professor at the International MA Program ASG - Architektur.Studium.Generale. from Brandenburg University of Technology and Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (2012); tutor at the Architecture Intervention Laboratories “Noutra Costa” (2012) and “In Situ” (2013/2016) from the Center for Architecture, City and Territory Studies (CEACT/UAL); and Assistant Professor at Estúdio Vertical #2 “Stones Are Alive”, coordinated by João Luís Carrilho da Graça, at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (2020).
She is currently a PhD candidate and a researcher, at the Center for Architecture, City and Territory Studies (CEACT/UAL), at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
Rafael Manhães, M. Arch
Architect
Rafael graduated from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP) in 2023.
He collaborated with MFR Architectes (2019 Paris, FR), Moreau Kusunoki (2021 Paris, FR), and Rebelo de Andrade (2022-2023 Lisboa, PT), before joining RAR.STUDIO in 2023.
Alexandra Barbosa dos Reis, M. Arch
Architect
Alexandra completed a semester at the Faculteit Architectuur en Kunst at Universiteit Hasselt, and graduated from ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in 2023.
She joined RAR.STUDIO in 2024.
Joel Rosqvist
Intern
Joel is currently in his fourth year at the School of Architecture at Lund University, Sweden.
He completed a semester at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa (FAUL) before joining RAR.STUDIO in 2024.
Mathilde Von Der Groeben
Intern
Mathilde is currently in her fourth year at the School of Architecture at Lund University, Sweden.
She collaborated with Studio Stockholm (2022-2023 Stockholm, SE) and completed a semester at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa (FAUL) before joining RAR.STUDIO in 2024.
Previously – Ana Ponce Suero, Francisco Costa, Gitte Vandersteen, Inês Chambel Borges, Ioulia Metzidaki, Jaime Rubio Campuzano, Mariana Simões, Marta Morais Miranda, Samuele D'Eramo, Tali Liberman Caldas, Vladislav Georgiev.

Contact

Av. General Roçadas n.° 69, R/C Dir.
1170 − 156 Lisboa, Portugal

T. (+351) 218 131 057
mail@rar-studio.com

For press enquiries, please contact press@rar-studio.com

For applications to join the practice, please send your CV and portfolio
(max. 10MB) to work@rar-studio.com

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