Caroline Trentini in Fall Winter 2018
GLASS HOUSE BY LINA BO BARDI
SAO PAULO BRAZIL
Architecture is created anew, by each person who roams a space; climbs a staircase; rests on a balustrade; opens a door; sits down; or gets up... This intimate, fiery, contact is the natural beauty of moving in space. Lina Bo Bardi
Bo Bardi's house mixes old and new. A concrete and glass structure, surrounded by primordial forest and, within, a collection of saints, clay figurines, baskets and mystical relics from a long and well examined life.
Bo Bardi's famous for saying that linear time is a Western invention that doesn't reflect reality. For her, we all just live in a marvellous tangle with no beginning and no end. That seems to me, to be an apt description of the world she created with her iconic Glass House.