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,” architecture, urbanism, 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. Sustainable Architecture Sustainable architecture is quickly gaining more importance and attention. Rather than just thinking of the building as a product, it is important to look at the whole construction process, with a focus on using alternative materials, saving resources and maintaining an ecological balance. By reducing a building’s environmental impact, saving energy and water, and providing a a more natural relationship with the environment, this type of architecture has become a reference point for those seeking a greener world. Françoise Hélène Jourda has developed projects and academic studies focusing on sustainable architecture. Carla Juaçaba has also stood out in the field of sustainable design, known especially for the relationship between her work and its context. Leiko Motomura, on the other hand, is known for her use of bamboo in construction.
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