Casa de Vidro: an architectural icon

Located in the tree-lined outskirts of São Paolo, Casa de Vidro is an icon of Brazilian modern architecture and the former home of Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi and her husband Pietro Maria Bardi.

The home was donated to the city of São Paolo shortly after the architect’s death in 1992 and is filled with Bardi’s designs (she also made furniture) and the couple’s collection of art and objects gathered over forty years living there. It is built on a gentle slope with a large, windowed reception room raised on stilts to accommodate the incline – a feature that Lina Bo Bardi would incorporate in later projects like São Paulo’s MASP Art Museum. Now the headquarters of the Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi Institute, Casa de Vidro hosts exhibitions by other leading artists and designers, serving as a centre for the promotion of Brazilian art and design. Casa de Vidro is a must-see for its mixture of art, architecture and astounding natural beauty.

Casa de Vidro
Rua General Aumério de Moura
200 – Vila Morumbi
São Paulo
0055 11 3744 9902

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