It’s time for installment #4 of the Women Making an Impact series and we gotta say –the work we’re coming across keeps getting stronger and stronger.  All ten women in today’s post are, once again, entirely from BUILDblog readers.  A huge thanks to your contributions.  Keep ‘em coming and we’ll keep the series loaded with hot, forward-thinking work.

Amanda Levete, UK
Levete’s designs are future-forward and unapologetic.  Her projects seem to have a commitment to the possibility of human behavior as opposed to simply delivering design twists on established formulas.  The work challenges the functions of a society and interjects a necessary exploration into the design world.
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Louisa Hutton, Germany
The grand scale of work that Hutton applies her skills to incorporates pleasing textures which create an urban fabric.  We applaud the amount of personality and color that her work brings to the city scale.
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Momoyo Kaijima,  Japan
A master at urban infill, Kaijima’s projects explore new form, fill in the gaps of the city and bring new interpretations to the ergonomics of interiors.
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Anne Lacaton, France
Her work is inconspicuous to the extent that the untrained eye may not even notice Lacaton’s sophisticated designs.  But to the trained eye the projects come off as rational, deliberate and graceful.
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Dorte Mandrup, Denmark
Like many of the women who crushed our little student hearts back in Denmark, Mandrup is smart, beautiful and can design circles around most of us.  Not to worry Dorte, we won’t hold it against you.  We find the design concepts original, the craftsmanship inspiring and the assemblies fascinating.  So about that drink…
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Victoria Meyers, U.S.A.
Meyers has a good handle on the ‘everything it needs to be and nothing more’ aesthetic and her work hits all the right chords with us.  There is a nice range of challenging projects on her website and she also keeps a blog –big points from team BUILD.
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E.B. Min, U.S.A.
We like the contrast between sleek, smooth glass with the warm textured woods in Min’s projects.  The lantern-like glowing effect also gets us everytime.
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Toshiko Mori, U.S.A.
Rigorously modern, Mori’s work has retained the qualities so arduously earned from mid-century modern design.  The clear geometries and walls of glass integrate logic with inspiring spaces to live, work and play in.
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Patricia Patkau, Canada
With a progressive design philosophy, Patkau’s methods are constantly generating new geometries and methods of assembly.  We’re particularly proud of that northwest flavor that’s integrated with a global innovation.
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Carme Pinos, Spain
Very few architectural studios are as diligent about the process of architecture as Estudio Carme Pinos.  Through a rigorous lineage from sketch to drawing to physical model, form is rediscovered and architecture is born.  The drawings are captivating from the initial back of the envelope sketches and the built work is an epiphany for the senses.
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