MASP Studies: Perspective, Courtesy of the Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi, São Paulo
Bo Bardi’s audacious design presented an ingenious solution for an oddly-shaped, hillside setting and the height restrictions of the city planners. She arranged the building in two parts, one raised up on enormous concrete columns, the other half-buried. This in turn created a third space, the void between the two, which Bo Bardi envisaged as a ‘belvedere’; a meeting place for work and play; an open arena for gatherings, exhibitions, festivals and even a circus big top. For the interior she devised a striking mode of presentation, with paintings removed from the walls and supported by freestanding glass ‘easels’ sunk into concrete, accompanied by seemingly floating sculptures on transparent blocks. Bo Bardi’s vision for public buildings reflects a wider post-war interest in facilitating leisure as can be seen in contemporaneous projects such as London’s Barbican Centre developed by Chamberlin Powell and Bon.
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