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  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Lara Pinho is an architect who seeks to respond to global humanitarian issues using sustainable solutions, traditional construction and local materials through teaching, research and practice.

She studied at the Faculdade de Arquitectura - Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) and École Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris-Belleville (Paris, France) and has lived in South Africa, Portugal, France and the Netherlands.

Lara began to focus on social impact design after winning the international Open Source House Competition with the project, Emerging Ghana, an eco-affordable housing design for the emerging middle class of Ghana.

Her work is focused on the area of sustainable and humanitarian architecture linked to the use of each location’s local materials and vernacular construction techniques, using them as a means to teach communities new, sustainable building skills. 

Lara is also the co-founder and Principal Architect at blaanc borderless architecture and co-founded the non-profit Adobe for Women Association.

External positions

Co-founder, Adobe for Women Association


Co-founder / Principal Architect, blaanc Borderless Architecture

2008 → …

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Research Output

  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Digital or Visual Products

Mutable Mobile: A device of gathering and framing

Pinho, L. C., Sawyer, M. & Brooke, S., Dec 2019

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual Products

  • Always New Performance Based Design: Ise Shrines as a Model for Future Architecture

    de Lancastre Jedenov, K. & Pinho, L., 2017, Back to the Future: The Next 50 Years: 51st International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). Schnabel, M. A. (ed.). New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington, p. 593-601 9 p. 58

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

    Open Access
  • 282 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Membership of professional association

    Portuguese Architects Association (External organisation)

    Lara Pinho (Member)
    2007 → …

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association