Nanne de Ru

Nanne de Ru (1976, the Netherlands) received the Master of Excellence in Architecture in 2002 from the Berlage Institute, Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture, in Rotterdam and graduated with honors for a Bachelor of Architectural engineering from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 1999.

Between 1999 and 2002 he was project-architect at One Architecture in Amsterdam. During the years 2002-2004 he worked at AMO/OMA Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam as a lead-researcher and designer.

In 2005 Nanne de Ru co-founded Powerhouse Company, he runs the Rotterdam office.

With their first commission, Villa 1, Powerhouse Company got worldwide acclaim. Their work has been published in a wide array of magazines including Domus, Mark, Detail, A+U, Oase, Hunch and Werk, Bauen und Wohnen. Their work has been widely exhibited in Europe,  Asia and the USA,  including the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in New York.

Nanne de Ru is currently teaching at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and in Amsterdam.