Rena`s work evolves around using material properties for the invention of new processes and material expressions ranging from object to architectural scale. Her interest is in combining material research and new technologies as tools for creativity.
Rena studied architecture in Germany, Japan and Austria where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2016. Currently she is a PhD Researcher and ITA Fellow at the Chair for Digital Building Technologies (dbt), Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on the topic of using digital fabrication methods, 3D printing and robotic fabrication, to inform the geometry, color and translucency of artifacts made of glass.