Casa de Vidro
Foto Lamberto Scipioni

Considered an icon of modern architecture in Brasil, Casa de Vidro was the first completed project by italo-brasilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. The house stands in the allotment of the Muller Carioba tea farm in the Morumbi region in São Paulo, built between 1950 and 1951.

Casa de Vidro,  which translates to english as Glass House, is the couple's residence in São Paulo, Brazil, gained its name for its imposing glass-covered facade which floats over thin pillars.

The properties garden, which occupies an area of 7'000 square meters, shows the couple's love for Brazil's natural riches. Through careful planning and landscaping, Lina transformed a nearly empty lot into a tropical forest, criss-crossed with trails encrusted with semiprecious stones.

Other than its architectonic importance, Casa de Vidro was a meeting point for artists, architects and intellectuals. Important figures such as Max Bill, Steinberg, Gió Point, Calder, John

Cage, Aldo van Eyck and Glauber Rocha met in the Bardi residence to discuss culture and social ideologies.

Casa de Vidro is open to the public twice a week with prior booking. For more information, see Visiting Casa de Vidro.

Casa de Vidro is a space for research and knowledge exchange for students, researchers and professionals from Brazil and abroad. The house, which was named a heritage site by CONDEPHAAT in

1987, today holds the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi headquarters, whose objective is to promote and publicise architecture, design, urbanism and traditional Brazilian arts and crafts, keeping the couples ideas and works alive.

Learn more about Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi.


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Rua General Almério de Moura, 200
05690-080 - São Paulo / SP - Brasil


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