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10 Architects to Design Chapels for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

14:00 - 16 January, 2018
10 Architects to Design Chapels for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10/5115399433/'>Dennis Jarvis [Flickr]</a>, bajo licencia <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageBasílica papal de San Pedro, El Vaticano
© Dennis Jarvis [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageBasílica papal de San Pedro, El Vaticano

In 2018 the Vatican will participate in the Venice Architecture Biennale for the first time. Ten international architects will construct 10 different chapels as part of the representation of the city-state in the Italian architecture event. The news was confirmed by Paraguayan media outlets ABC y Última Horawho revealed that one of the participants was local architect Javier Corvalán.

The elite group of architects was selected by Francesco Dal Co, an Italian architecture historian and curator. The designers have been instructed that their chapels must be able to be relocated so that they can be deployed around the world, in places that are in need of these spaces of worship.

The architects who will build chapels in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale:

The Ambitious Project that Brings Together 44 Mexican and International Architects

06:00 - 19 September, 2017
The Ambitious Project that Brings Together 44 Mexican and International Architects, © Adlai Pulido
© Adlai Pulido

In Baja California, Mexico, the 860 hectares that make up 'Cuatro Cuatros'—a tourism development that for the past ten years has been overseen and designed by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo of Taller de Arquitectura—present an arid and mostly monochromatic landscape interrupted only by stones and bushland.

Vast as the site may seem, only 360 of its hectares will be destined for housing development, of which only 10% can be impacted by construction. The challenge will lay in mitigating the protagonistic stance architecture usually assumes when conquering previously untouched lands, by taking on a presence that disappears into the landscape. 

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

18:00 - 15 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 7, Sustainable Architecture, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

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 artribune.com Françoise Hélène Jourda. © GA-dr Leiko Motomura. Image via amima-arquietura Centro de Cultura Max Feffer, Pardinho, São Paulo, Brasil. © Roger Hama Sassaki + 8

Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Forte de Copacabana - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Project Direction

  • Architecture

  • Team

    Antonio Pedro Coutinho, Pedro Varella, Sergio García–Gasco Lominchar, Elza Burgos de La Prida, Argus Caruso
  • Architects / Interns

    Daniel Cochicho / Rita D’aguilar, Barbara Cutlak e Alvaro Pitas
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

House Varanda / Carla Juaçaba

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 27

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lumiar, Brazil
  • Construction

    Max Engenharia
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Brazilian Architect Carla Juacaba Wins Inaugural arcVision Women and Architecture Prize

00:00 - 15 March, 2013
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.