Scaffold Episode 64: Carla Juaçaba

Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba discusses the influence of theatre and scenography on her work in episode 64 of Scaffold

Carla Juacaba is a Brazilian architect based in London. Over the past two decades Juaçaba has made a name for herself with a slew of elegant residential projects in Brasil. Her practice drew international recognition for her Humanidade Pavilion Rio 2012 – a mssive temporary structure for a United Nations-organized conference on sustainable development, which consisted primarily of recycled scaffolding.

“I’m compelled by theatre for its impermanence, that things end, in a way that it’s not even possible to record; it’s very fascinating to see things dissipating, then that’s it. When I worked in exhibition design I was already fascinated by how despite this temporary effect, ideas live on in our minds forever - architecture can be temporary but it remains a part of our imaginary world.”




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Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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