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.
Artist statement: “My work is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle, but one that you get without the image on the box. My influences are: grid like structures, the work of Julian House, tower blocks, Le Corbusier, Bauhaus, brutalist architecture and lots of musical inspirations (too many to mention!).”