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Lina Bo Bardi, Casa de Vidro, 1950-1951

Lina Bo Bardi, Casa de Vidro, 1950-1951

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Casa de Vidro, or "Glass House," designed by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and completed between 1950 and 1951, is a significant work in the modernist architectural movement in Brazil. Located in São Paulo, this was Bo Bardi's own residence and one of her first architectural projects in Brazil, reflecting her innovative approach and vision.

The house is notable for its striking use of glass and concrete, creating a transparent and open living space that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior. Suspended on slender columns and nestled amidst lush vegetation, Casa de Vidro appears to float above the ground. This design choice not only minimizes the impact on the natural environment but also creates a sense of lightness and integration with the surrounding landscape.

Inside, the house features a spacious and flexible floor plan, allowing for a fluid living experience. Bo Bardi's use of natural materials, along with her careful attention to detail and craftsmanship, is evident throughout the house. The interior showcases a blend of modernist simplicity with traditional Brazilian elements, reflecting Bo Bardi's philosophy of cultural inclusivity in design.

Casa de Vidro serves not only as a residence but also as a testament to Bo Bardi's commitment to creating architecture that is both functional and harmonious with its environment. The house remains an important cultural landmark and an enduring example of Bo Bardi's significant contribution to modern architecture.


Printed on 310gsm Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching

  • 30x45 cm (12x18 inches) is a limited edition of 100
  • 40x60 cm (16x24 inches) is a limited edition of 50
  • 50x75 cm (20x30 inches) is a limited edition of 25

For all limited editions a certificate of authenticity is included