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Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 7, Sustainable Architecture

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architectureurbanism, social architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Today, in the last post of the series, we present the female architects who put an emphasis on sustainability. 

Carla Juaçaba. Image Courtesy of Françoise Hélène Jourda. © GA-dr Leiko Motomura. Image via amima-arquietura Centro de Cultura Max Feffer, Pardinho, São Paulo, Brasil. © Roger Hama Sassaki

Humanidade Pavillion 2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

  • Architects: , Bia Lessa
  • Location: Fort Copacabana, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Project Direction: Bia Lessa
  • Team: Antonio Pedro Coutinho, Pedro Varella, Sergio García–Gasco Lominchar, Elza Burgos de La Prida, Argus Caruso
  • Trainees: Daniel Cochicho / Rita D’aguilar, Barbara Cutlak e Alvaro Pitas
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

House Varanda / Carla Juaçaba

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente
  • Architects: Carla Juaçaba
  • Location: Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Area: 140.0 m2
  • Year: 2007
  • P: Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

  • Architects: Carla Juaçaba
  • Location: Serra do Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • : Carla Juaçaba
  • Construction: Max Engenharia
  • Area: 70.0 m2
  • Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Brazilian Architect Carla Juacaba Wins Inaugural arcVision Women and Architecture Prize

Pavilion Humanidade 2012; © Leonardo Finotti
Pavilion Humanidade 2012; © Leonardo Finotti

Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba has been announced as the winner of the inaugural arcVision - Women and Architecture Prize, an international social architecture award instituted by the Italcementi Group. The prize honors Juaçaba’s work for exemplifying significant qualitative excellence and attention to the core issues of construction, such as technology, sustainability, social and cultural implications.