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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Born in South Africa, Lara Camilla Pinho studied in Lisbon and Paris and is co-founder of the design studio blaanc borderless architecture. One of blaanc’s main goals is to work with sustainable building and affordable design with a special approach in contributing to better living conditions.

Lara is also former co-founder of the non-profit humanitarian association Adobe for Women which was based on three fundamental pillars - Construction, Sustainability and Empowerment.

Lara coordinates undergraduate and postgraduate studios that respond to global humanitarian issues using sustainable solutions and also undertakes research focusing on the use of traditional construction methods and local building materials.

External positions

Co-founder, Adobe for Women Association


Co-founder / Principal Architect, blaanc Borderless Architecture

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1st Prize - Open Source House Competition

Lara Pinho (Recipient), 2010

Prize/award: Prize

Global Public Interest Design 100

Lara Pinho (Recipient), 2013

Prize/award: Honorary award

Sustainable Architects of the Year - Portugal

Lara Pinho (Recipient), 2016

Prize/award: Honorary award

Activities 2007 2007

  • 1 Membership of professional association

Portuguese Architects Association (External organisation)

Lara Pinho (Member)
2007 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of professional association