Atelier in.vitro is a young, dynamic and multidisciplinary structure dedicated to architectural, furniture and graphic design projects, created by Joana Leandro Vasconcelos.
The work carried out by the Atelier demonstrates a methodology and intervention strategy as diverse as the realities and objectives each project imposes. Only this way it is possible to respond to the programmatic needs and expectations of each client and give a personalized response, while simultaneously fulfilling all the temporal and economic constraints. The goal is to experiment with formal and functional solutions, avoiding to establish a constant and identifiable language but maintaining a common thread that allows different projects to interact between each other. With this in mind, it seeks to develop a critical attitude in relation to the current architectural approach in its various fields, dimensions and scales.
Partnerships are understood as one of the ways to achieve formal and functional experimentalism since, for each project, client, program, place and context, a specific work team is established. This is a strategic option that brings added value to the performed work, particularly in the shared knowledge and reciprocity between complementary teams.
Recently received the National Award for Urban Rehabilitation 2019, in the Best Intervention Under 1000m2 category, and two Honourable Mentions for the same prize, in the Residential and City of Porto categories, for the Casa António Patrício project. The Atelier has also received the João de Almada 2017 Award in the residential buildings category for the project Casa da Boavista, and an Honourable Mention on Nuno Teotónio Pereira Award 2016 (formerly the IHRU Prize) in the residential buildings category, for the project Casa do Pinheiro Manso.