Ludovica Cirillo

Founder and Design Director

Biography

I always been passionate about the concept of reuse and I apply it in my every-day life as a designer and architect.
I started to experiment with reused materials since I was young. The desire to design and handcraft new creations gave me the impulse to realize a recycled jewellery brand: ByLudo, eco-tech bijoux.

The early experience with ByLudo led me to the decision to take up a path into architecture and design.
My creativity and passion for sustainability and new technologies continued to evolve during my studies in
architecture first at the London Metropolitan University and then at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London. In both schools I had the chance to expand my research on the subject conjugating the environmental commitment in a wide range of forms such as resilient urban development, energy-efficient technical designs, and sustainable temporary pavilions.

Since I moved to Japan and started working at Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, I had the chance to explore deeply Japanese culture and its ancient history of craftsmanship.

As I concluded my professional studies obtaining the British architecture license in 2019 and after the Italian professional title in 2020, I started designing a new ByLUDO collection. 
I was inspired by my research and decided to mingle the cultural knowledge acquired in designing a new collection, dedicated to Japanese traditional art and crafts.

I would like to create a network with local and international artists and artisans to collaborate with and design new thought-provoking collections.
I hope my work will show the possibilities and artistic expressions of the environmental practice of reuse.

Education

2019
RIBA Part 3, Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture, Hong Kong University
2015 - 2017
RIBA Part 2 Diploma, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.
2011 - 2014
RIBA Part 1 Architecture BA, Hons, (High 2:1), London Metropolitan University, The Cass, London.

Experience

09/2018 - Present
Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo - Project Architect
04/2018- 08/2018
Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo - Architectural Assistant RIBA Part 2
2014-2015
Pardini Hall Architecture, London - Architectural Assistant RIBA Part 1
01/2015 - 06/2015
public works group, London - Architectural Assistant RIBA Part1
06/2012 - 07/2012
Elips Design, London - Project assistant
2008 - present
Design Director and Founder of ByLudo