Caroline Trentini in Fall Winter 2018
GLASS HOUSE BY LINA BO BARDI
SAO PAULO BRAZIL
In this, Part II of our two-part series at Casa de Vidro, we discover the interiors of Lina Bo Bardi's first built work. In her words:
"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."
In this spirit, we see Caroline Trentini in Fall Winter 2018 move through the space, roaming, resting, sitting and gazing out into the enveloping wilderness.
I was so struck by how both new and ancient Bo Bardi's house felt. This concrete and glass structure, surrounded by primordial forest and, within it, Bo Bardi's collection of saints, clay figurines, baskets and mystical relics from a long and well examined life.
She'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.