Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba developed her practice in Rio de Janeiro prior to a recent relocation to London. Her office has been responsible for a series of cultural projects including the ephemeral Pavilion Humanidade 2012 for Rio+20, with the theatre director Bia Lessa, and one of the Vatican Chapels for the Holy See Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Some of her residential projects include the Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House. She has won the first edition of the international prize ArcVision Women and Architecture in 2013 and the first prize of AREA Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award 2018. She is currently teaching at Mendrisio Accademia in Switzerland.
Encompassing myriad forms and agendas, the Visiting School courses and workshops are built around agenda-driven project briefs that are pursued and shaped by students working intensively in small groups led by AA tutors. Central to each is the idea that experimental, new and provocative forms of architecture are best learned by doing. The school promotes, tests and challenges global interests in architectural learning and exchange by embedding a diverse group of creative students and tutors in an array of unique rural, urban and international contexts. From continental Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Americas, the AA Visiting School offers new and unexpected learning opportunities all over the world. Places on each course are limited, and anybody who would like to further their architectural knowledge and skills can apply.