You’re invited to join us for an insightful evening with leading South American Architect and Home of the Year 2019 international judge, Gloria Cabral. Get your tickets today
In conversation with Gloria Cabral
HOME and Altherm Window Systems invite you to an evening with Gloria Cabral, one of South America’s leading architects. Our international judge on Home of the Year 2019, Cabral will talk about regional architecture and the work of her firm Gabinete de Arquitectura. We’ll have a bite to eat and a glass of wine, and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to ask the architect questions.
Wednesday 20 February, 6.30pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Tickets are $35 and include drinks and a bite to eat.
Cabral was recently awarded the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture Awards; in 2016 she won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
From her studio in Asunción, Paraguay, she designs buildings that are both rough and polished. They are always built from brick – she once said that in her country, a kilogram of bricks is cheaper than a kilogram of tomatoes. “If tomatoes were cheaper than bricks,” she joked, “then I would build from tomatoes.”
Her buildings are shadowy and almost monumental. There’s a hand-crafted textural feel to them, an otherworldly combination of earthy brick and breathtaking imagination. Arches, curves and parabolas all feature, whether it’s a home in the city or a therapy centre for children with special needs.