Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba developed her independent practice of architecture and research based in Rio de Janeiro. Her office is currently engaged in both cultural programs and private projects.
After graduated she worked on the Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House, and a couple of exhibition design. The ephemeral Pavilion Humanidade 2012 for Rio+20 was conceived with the theater director Bia Lessa.
Carla Juaçaba is constantly part of the academic and teaching realms, as well as research studies and Lectures Harvard GSD; Columbia University GSAPP; Academia di Architettura Mendrisio. Workshop at IUAV di Venezia 2014; Jury at BIAU Bienal Ibero Americana in Madrid 2012. She won the first edition of the international prize ArcVision Women and Architecture 2013 in Italy. She is participating at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 with the project BALLAST, and also built one of the Vatican Chapels for the Holy See Pavilion.
Some books are from the student period, such as Luis Barragan's Book, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and others that were acquired over timen, such as Svere Fehn, Sigurd Lewerentz and Frampton's study of tectonic culture, among others.
Not all books are architectural, but they were essential in exploring points of intersection with other disciplines, such as theater and the scenarios of Peter Brook, which states that "the absence of scenery is a prerequisite for the activity of the imagination." Reflections on space could be easily transposed into our discipline.
Or understand the application of the Duchampian concept of ready-made architecture and anti-art, very well described in the literature of Octavio Paz and Ignasi Sola-Morales.
The transcendent vision of the architect Lina Bo Bardi was fundamental to understand Brazil: An Italian artist that came from the Arte-Póvera context, arrived in Brazil in the 1950s, and re-invented her work through use of everyday materials.
Yet another complementary discipline, the engineer Peter Rice delights in his love of discovering how to build, more than knowing how to build, and instigates a passion for the art of building, just like Kenneth Frampton´s book that describes architecture through the tectonic imagination.