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TENJOU STUDIO is a project based in the Azores Islands. Its founder is Jacopo Marchesoni, born in 1991, Pavia, a little town in the North of Italy. He began his architectural formation in Politecnico di Milano, passing through University of Interior Design (ESAD) of Matosinhos as an erasmus student and ultimately obtaining his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Faculty of Architecture of Porto (FAUP), by 2016. Soon after, he began his internship in an architectural firm in Porto – Castro Calapez Arquitectos – where he was able to develop skills on the two topics he had been more passionate about during his studies – wood structures and sustainability. After being certified by the Ordem dos Arquitetos (OA) of Portugal, Jacopo moved to the Azores and joined Arquitectura Hom, a studio in Faial, mostly working with wood-based constructions. These experiences were essential to the creation of Tenjou, a project deeply rooted in the Azorean natural settings but whose ideas are ready to travel across the oceans.



TENJOU STUDIO believes in connecting architectural practices with nature in the simplest way possible. With this ambition in mind, Tenjou Studio aims at working with nature’s ingredients to provide the client a perfect balance between performance and comfort. At Tenjou, we understand the urgent need of building houses in a sustainable and ecological way and focus on constructing simple structures that can respond to both climate and local setting. Given the particular geographical demands of the Azorean islands, Tenjou Studio combines modern techniques based on concepts of passive housing and sustainable constructions, with Japanese ancient wood principles that can provide more resilient solutions to the eminent earthquakes of our islands.

With Tenjou Studio you can expect a serious involvement in every step of the way, so we can rest sure that all your demands will be met and you will have, as a prospectus client, the necessary and fundamental clarity underlying the entire project.

'' Uno sguardo al passato, può aiutare a vedere meglio il futuro''

 A look at the past can help you see the future better

Alessandro Astore, Al di là di ciò che vedi.

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