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Casa de Vidro

Tapio Snellman

Nature, culture, emotions go through the house that Lina Bo Bardi designed for herself in Morumbi.

Tapio Snellman explores the intimacy of the domestic spaces of the 1951 Casa de Vidro (Morumbi, São Paulo, Brasil), seminal creation by Lina Bo Bardi and her own home. The short film shows in a close and delicate way Bo Bardi's creative and domestic world through a contemporary observation of both the inside and the outside spaces.

The relationship between architecture and furnishings of both the inside spaces and the surrounding rainforest - partly entangled within the house - resembles an ideal dialogue between European modernism and the lush strains of the Brazilian counterpart.

This short film is part of the exhibition "Lina Bo Bardi: Together" (Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, November 12, 2013 - January 19, 2014).


Architect: Lina Bo Bardi
Mentioned project: Casa de Vidro (1951)
Project location: Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
Music: Garth McConaghie

United Kingdom 2012
Duration: 2'53''

Selected for A FLORENCE THAT WILL BE (Florence; February - June 2013), a series of public talks, conferences, and architecture videos on five dates curated by Image for Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze.