The Glass House

I was waiting for permission to post pictures of the Glass House, where we spent the most utterly pleasurable and interesting morning meeting people who had known not only Lina Bo Bardi, but also, her husband Pietro Maria, who remained Director of MASP into his late seventies.

It was the greatest possible treat to have it to ourselves, secluded in the midst of a suburban forest:-

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It’s not just the house, but the garden as well – the sense of organic nature and Lina Bo Bardi’s love of the outside, the back-of-house, the pathways through the undergrowth – her experience of Brazilian vernacular as well as her importation of European modernism:-

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