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Assemble's Jane Hall spotlights female trailblazers in Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women



"It is a necessary political act to name women as authors of buildings," says Jane Hall, writer of Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. Here she picks out eight female architects featured in the book.
Curated by Hall, a founding member of Turner Prize-winning studio Assemble, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women features 180 buildings from across the world ? all designed by female architects.
It was written by Hall for Phaidon while she was finishing her PhD, "paralleling a period in which [she] was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of intersectional discourse about women in architecture".
Jane Hall's book highlights 180 buildings designed by woman
"Women have always in fact been producing architecture; working alongside, in parallel and in collaboration with men, and deserve recognition for their work. We also deserve to know about them," Hall told Dezeen. "At a time when identity politics seem to be tearing the world apart, it is a necessary political act to simply name women as authors of buildings."
From Italian modernist Lina Bo Bardi to Africa's Mariam Kamara, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women focuses on buildings constructed between 1900 and the present day.
Each building is represented by a single image and arranged alphabetically to create a "unique global collection of structures" that ranges from skyscrapers to cultural spaces and private houses.
The book focuses on buildings built between 1...
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