Carla Juaçaba, “Empty Space”

The lecture will present recent projects, focusing on Venice Architecture Biennale 2018: the project “Vatican Chapels” for the Holy See Pavilion, and “Ballast” for the curators of the Biennale. The continuity of the “Humanidade Pavilion”, a few exhibition designs done in Rio de Janeiro and housing project will also be presented.

Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba has developed her independent practice of architecture and research from its base in Rio de Janeiro. Her office is currently engaged in both cultural programs and private projects.

After graduating, she worked on the Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House, and several exhibition designs. The ephemeral Pavilion Humanidade 2012 for Rio+20 was conceived with the theater director Bia Lessa.

Carla Juaçaba frequently takes part in academic and teaching opportunities as well as research studies. Recently she has given lectures at the GSD, Columbia University GSAPP, and Academia di Architettura Mendrisio. She’s led workshops at IUAV di Venezia in 2014 and was on the jury at BIAU Bienal Ibero Americana in Madrid 2012. She won the first edition of the international prize ArcVision Women and Architecture in 2013. For the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, she has contributed the project BALLAST, as well being one of architects commissioned for the Vatican Chapels project for the Holy See Pavilion.


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