R2 Design — Lizá Ramalho and Artur Rebelo — Porto, Portugal
“We would like to be involved in an urban renewal project in which the environmental design will promote a social dimension. We would like to intervene using a semantic component and graphical rhetoric that will increase the visual quality and encourage questioning, with humour and graphic poetry. A project born from in-depth research and anchored in the local inhabitants or visitors.”
R2 is a design studio based in Porto, Portugal, founded in 1995 by Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo. Their work spans a wide range of design areas, exploring static, sequential and interactive formats — through media as diverse as paper, concrete or digital – and embraces collaborative ventures with other disciplines such as architecture, engineering, photography, writing and programming.