architect glasses

anonymous asked:

Are there any tips you can give me about working with a client that wants lots of natural light but is still concerned about their privacy?

The first question I would ask would be if they understand the difference between having natural light and views.

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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.