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The Glass House by Lina Bo Bardi

Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi and her husband Pietro Maria Bardi emigrated to Brazil in 1945. They both ended up making a significant contribution to the arts in Brazil and this is where she built their extraordinary glass home. Elevated off the ground via corbusian inspired pilotis, it hovers in masterful harmony with the surrounding vegetation. The area has since been developed but the house would have once had views over remnants of the original mata Atlantica rainforest.


“…A protruding glass box cantilevers over the garden. This box is frameless and provides a close connection to the garden when sitting in the built in seating area. Ash timber slats create zoning of the sitting area and wrap up and over the ceiling. These disappear into a seamless skylight…”

106 Gladstone Road by Cat Ablitt, Studio 1 Architects