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Welcome to Ruir, an innovative architectural and creative studio based in the vibrant city of Porto, Portugal.

Our name, "Ruir," meaning "Collapse," is a testament to our belief that from moments of collapse, we find the potential for radical transformation and disruptive creativity.

At Ruir, we specialize in a wide range of creative disciplines, including architectural projects that redefine spaces, product design that breaks the mold, urban art that reimagines environments, and creative direction that guides projects to visionary heights.

Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and dedication to pushing creative boundaries set us apart. We thrive on collaboration, harnessing the energy of collapse to spark new ideas and reimagine possibilities.

With Porto as our backdrop, we draw inspiration from its rich culture, historic architecture, and forward-thinking spirit. Our studio is deeply rooted in this dynamic city, and we take pride in contributing to its ever-evolving urban landscape.

Explore our portfolio to see how we've harnessed the concept of "Ruir" to create spaces, products, and art installations that challenge convention and reshape the future. Join us on our journey, where moments of collapse become catalysts for innovation.

Discover the fusion of art and architecture at Ruir, where the transformative power of "Ruir" fuels our pursuit of creative excellence.

Rui Roncha

founder of Ruir and creative director at Emerge


Rui Roncha

2020: Inovação na Era da Disrupção, INSEAD Business School, França/Singapura

2020: Management of Innovation, Rotterdam School of Management, Holland

2016: Post-graduation in Project Management, Porto Business School, Portugal

2012: Master's Degree in Architecture, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade do Porto

2011: Erasmus Program, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2009: Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade do Porto

2005: Year one of Civil Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto


2020: 1º Prize - Concurso Delta Q - Street Art, Clube Criativos Portugal, Portugal

2018: 1º Prize - Retail Innovation; Rising Store, Sonae, Portugal

2014: 1º Prize - Architecture proposal for the 5* Hotel Porto Palácio, Portugal – in collaboration with ABAA (, Portugal

2014: 2º Prize - StucomArt&Design – International Design Competition, Portugal


2011: 1º Prize - “Arquiteto do Amanhã” – Instituto de Arquitetos Brasileiros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 

2010: 1º Prize - “Morar Carioca – International Competition, Brazil

(project for the urban intervention and planning of 40 favelas - sponsored by the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games) 

2010: 2º Prize - “Casulo Oi Nave”, Brazil (project for the intervention on the façade of the Nave Oi façade)

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